SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2014:1710-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83654


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


xen was updated to fix 14 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 HLT, LGDT, LIDT, and LMSW emulation (CVE-2014-7155).

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

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

- Insufficient restrictions on certain MMU update hypercalls (CVE-2014-8594).

- Intel VT-d Interrupt Remapping engines can be evaded by native NMI interrupts (CVE-2013-3495).

- Missing privilege level checks in x86 emulation of software interrupts (CVE-2014-7156).

- Race condition in HVMOP_track_dirty_vram (CVE-2014-7154).

- Improper MSR range used for x2APIC emulation (CVE-2014-7188).

- HVMOP_set_mem_type allows invalid P2M entries to be created (CVE-2014-3124).

- HVMOP_set_mem_access is not preemptible (CVE-2014-2599).

- Excessive checking in compatibility mode hypercall argument translation (CVE-2014-8866).

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

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp2-xen-11sp2-20141204-10081

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83654

File Name: suse_SU-2014-1710-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 8.3

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-trace, 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, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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: 2014/12/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3495, CVE-2014-2599, CVE-2014-3124, CVE-2014-4021, CVE-2014-7154, CVE-2014-7155, CVE-2014-7156, CVE-2014-7188, CVE-2014-8594, CVE-2014-8595, CVE-2014-8866, CVE-2014-8867, CVE-2014-9030

BID: 61854, 66407, 67113, 68070, 70055, 70057, 70062, 70198, 71149, 71151, 71207, 71331, 71332

OSVDB: 112435, 114852, 115137, 115138