SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2015:0747-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83720


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


The Virtualization service XEN was updated to fix various bugs and security issues.

The following security issues have been fixed :

CVE-2015-2756: XSA-126: Unmediated PCI command register access in qemu could have lead to denial of service attacks against the host, if PCI cards are passed through to guests.

XSA-125: Long latency MMIO mapping operations were not preemptible.

CVE-2015-2151: XSA-123: Instructions with register operands ignored eventual segment overrides encoded for them. Due to an insufficiently conditional assignment such a bogus segment override could have, however, corrupted a pointer used subsequently to store the result of the instruction.

CVE-2015-2045: XSA-122: The code handling certain sub-operations of the HYPERVISOR_xen_version hypercall failed to fully initialize all fields of structures subsequently copied back to guest memory. Due to this hypervisor stack contents were copied into the destination of the operation, thus becoming visible to the guest.

CVE-2015-2044: XSA-121: Emulation routines in the hypervisor dealing with certain system devices checked whether the access size by the guest is a supported one. When the access size is unsupported these routines failed to set the data to be returned to the guest for read accesses, so that hypervisor stack contents were copied into the destination of the operation, thus becoming visible to the guest.

Also fixed :

Fully virtualized guest install from network source failed with 'cannot find guest domain' in XEN. (bsc#919341)

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 Software Development Kit 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-xen-201503=10560

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-xen-201503=10560

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-xen-201503=10560

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83720

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0747-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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-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-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: 2015/04/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2044, CVE-2015-2045, CVE-2015-2151, CVE-2015-2756

BID: 72577, 72954, 72955, 73015

OSVDB: 119166, 119202, 119410, 120062