SUSE SLES10 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2014:0470-1)

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Synopsis

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 3 LTSS Xen hypervisor and toolset have been updated to fix various security issues :

The following security issues have been addressed :

XSA-20: CVE-2012-4535: Xen 3.4 through 4.2, and possibly earlier versions, allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (Xen infinite loop and physical CPU consumption) by setting a VCPU with an 'inappropriate deadline'. (bnc#786516)

XSA-22: CVE-2012-4537: Xen 3.4 through 4.2, and possibly earlier versions, does not properly synchronize the p2m and m2p tables when the set_p2m_entry function fails, which allows local HVM guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and assertion failure), aka 'Memory mapping failure DoS vulnerability'. (bnc#786517)

XSA-25: CVE-2012-4544: The PV domain builder in Xen 4.2 and earlier does not validate the size of the kernel or ramdisk (1) before or (2) after decompression, which allows local guest administrators to cause a denial of service (domain 0 memory consumption) via a crafted (a) kernel or (b) ramdisk.
(bnc#787163)

XSA-29: CVE-2012-5513: The XENMEM_exchange handler in Xen 4.2 and earlier does not properly check the memory address, which allows local PV guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (crash) or possibly gain privileges via unspecified vectors that overwrite memory in the hypervisor reserved range. (bnc#789951)

XSA-31: CVE-2012-5515: The (1) XENMEM_decrease_reservation, (2) XENMEM_populate_physmap, and (3) XENMEM_exchange hypercalls in Xen 4.2 and earlier allow local guest administrators to cause a denial of service (long loop and hang) via a crafted extent_order value. (bnc#789950)

XSA-44: CVE-2013-1917: Xen 3.1 through 4.x, when running 64-bit hosts on Intel CPUs, does not clear the NT flag when using an IRET after a SYSENTER instruction, which allows PV guest users to cause a denial of service (hypervisor crash) by triggering a #GP fault, which is not properly handled by another IRET instruction. (bnc#813673)

XSA-47: CVE-2013-1920: Xen 4.2.x, 4.1.x, and earlier, when the hypervisor is running 'under memory pressure' and the Xen Security Module (XSM) is enabled, uses the wrong ordering of operations when extending the per-domain event channel tracking table, which causes a use-after-free and allows local guest kernels to inject arbitrary events and gain privileges via unspecified vectors. (bnc#813677)

XSA-55: CVE-2013-2196: Multiple unspecified vulnerabilities in the Elf parser (libelf) in Xen 4.2.x and earlier allow local guest administrators with certain permissions to have an unspecified impact via a crafted kernel, related to 'other problems' that are not CVE-2013-2194 or CVE-2013-2195. (bnc#823011)

XSA-55: CVE-2013-2195: The Elf parser (libelf) in Xen 4.2.x and earlier allow local guest administrators with certain permissions to have an unspecified impact via a crafted kernel, related to 'pointer dereferences' involving unexpected calculations. (bnc#823011)

XSA-55: CVE-2013-2194: Multiple integer overflows in the Elf parser (libelf) in Xen 4.2.x and earlier allow local guest administrators with certain permissions to have an unspecified impact via a crafted kernel. (bnc#823011)

XSA-63: CVE-2013-4355: Xen 4.3.x and earlier does not properly handle certain errors, which allows local HVM guests to obtain hypervisor stack memory via a (1) port or (2) memory mapped I/O write or (3) other unspecified operations related to addresses without associated memory.
(bnc#840592)

XSA-67: CVE-2013-4368: The outs instruction emulation in Xen 3.1.x, 4.2.x, 4.3.x, and earlier, when using FS: or GS:
segment override, uses an uninitialized variable as a segment base, which allows local 64-bit PV guests to obtain sensitive information (hypervisor stack content) via unspecified vectors related to stale data in a segment register. (bnc#842511)

XSA-73: CVE-2013-4494: Xen before 4.1.x, 4.2.x, and 4.3.x does not take the page_alloc_lock and grant_table.lock in the same order, which allows local guest administrators with access to multiple vcpus to cause a denial of service (host deadlock) via unspecified vectors. (bnc#848657)

XSA-76: CVE-2013-4554: Xen 3.0.3 through 4.1.x (possibly 4.1.6.1), 4.2.x (possibly 4.2.3), and 4.3.x (possibly 4.3.1) does not properly prevent access to hypercalls, which allows local guest users to gain privileges via a crafted application running in ring 1 or 2. (bnc#849668)

XSA-82: CVE-2013-6885: The microcode on AMD 16h 00h through 0Fh processors does not properly handle the interaction between locked instructions and write-combined memory types, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (system hang) via a crafted application, aka the errata 793 issue. (bnc#853049)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected Xen packages

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?272d101f

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4535.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4537.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-4544.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5513.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2012-5515.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1917.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1920.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2194.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2195.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-2196.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4355.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4368.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4494.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4554.html

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-6885.html

https://bugzilla.novell.com/786516

https://bugzilla.novell.com/786517

https://bugzilla.novell.com/787163

https://bugzilla.novell.com/789950

https://bugzilla.novell.com/789951

https://bugzilla.novell.com/813673

https://bugzilla.novell.com/813677

https://bugzilla.novell.com/823011

https://bugzilla.novell.com/840592

https://bugzilla.novell.com/842511

https://bugzilla.novell.com/848657

https://bugzilla.novell.com/849668

https://bugzilla.novell.com/853049

http://www.nessus.org/u?9605316d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83617

File Name: suse_SU-2014-0470-1.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/20/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-ps, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-bigsmp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-debug, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-kdump, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-kdumppae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-smp, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-vmi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-vmipae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-ioemu, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4535, CVE-2012-4537, CVE-2012-4544, CVE-2012-5513, CVE-2012-5515, CVE-2013-1917, CVE-2013-1920, CVE-2013-2194, CVE-2013-2195, CVE-2013-2196, CVE-2013-4355, CVE-2013-4368, CVE-2013-4494, CVE-2013-4554, CVE-2013-6885

BID: 56289, 56498, 56797, 56798, 58880, 59291, 60701, 60702, 60703, 62708, 62935, 63494, 63931, 63983