SUSE SLES11 Security Update : KVM (SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1) (Venom)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83858
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Synopsis

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

Description

KVM 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.

Solution

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-kvm=10682

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=834196

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=929339

http://www.nessus.org/u?ea899b52

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-3456/

http://www.nessus.org/u?c503be06

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83858

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0943-1.nasl

Version: 2.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/27/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

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: 5/26/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2015

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3456

BID: 74640