SUSE SLES11 Security Update : KVM (SUSE-SU-2015:0929-1) (Venom)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83854


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


KVM was updated to fix the following security issues :

CVE-2015-3456: Buffer overflow in the floppy drive emulation, which could be used to carry out denial of service attacks or potential code execution against the host. This vulnerability is also known as VENOM.

CVE-2014-0222: Integer overflow in the qcow_open function in block/qcow.c in QEMU allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large L2 table in a QCOW version 1 image.

CVE-2014-0223: Integer overflow in the qcow_open function in block/qcow.c in QEMU allowed local users to cause a denial of service (crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via a large image size, which triggers a buffer overflow or out-of-bounds read.

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 SP1 LTSS :

zypper in -t patch slessp1-kvm=10683

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83854

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0929-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/27

Modified: 2016/05/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kvm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/21

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0222, CVE-2014-0223, CVE-2015-3456

BID: 67357, 67391, 74640

OSVDB: 106983, 122072