SUSE SLES11 Security Update : KVM (SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1) (Venom)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83858
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionKVM was updated to fix the following issues :
CVE-2015-3456: A 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.
Validate VMDK4 version field so we don't process versions we know nothing about. (bsc#834196)
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.
SolutionTo 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-kvm=10682
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.