SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Xen (SUSE-SU-2015:0944-1) (Venom)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83859


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


Xen was updated to fix two security issues and a bug :

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.

CVE-2015-3340: Xen did not initialize certain fields, which allowed certain remote service domains to obtain sensitive information from memory via a (1) XEN_DOMCTL_gettscinfo or (2) XEN_SYSCTL_getdomaininfolist request.

An exception in setCPUAffinity when restoring guests. (bsc#910441)

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=10685

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83859

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0944-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

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: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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/26

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3340, CVE-2015-3456

BID: 74248, 74640

OSVDB: 121091, 122072