SUSE SLES10 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2014:1691-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83651


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


Xen has been updated to fix six security issues :

- Guest effectable page reference leak in MMU_MACHPHYS_UPDATE handling (CVE-2014-9030).

- Insufficient bounding of 'REP MOVS' to MMIO emulated inside the hypervisor (CVE-2014-8867).

- Missing privilege level checks in x86 emulation of far branches (CVE-2014-8595).

- Guest user mode triggerable VM exits not handled by hypervisor (bnc#903850).

- Missing privilege level checks in x86 HLT, LGDT, LIDT, and LMSW emulation (CVE-2014-7155).

- Hypervisor heap contents leaked to guests (CVE-2014-4021).

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.


Update the affected Xen packages

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83651

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1691-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/12/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4021, CVE-2014-7155, CVE-2014-8594, CVE-2014-8595, CVE-2014-8866, CVE-2014-8867, CVE-2014-9030

BID: 68070, 70057, 71149, 71151, 71207, 71331, 71332

OSVDB: 114852, 115137, 115138