SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2015:1042-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84146


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


Xen was updated to fix seven security issues and one non-security bug.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-4103: Potential unintended writes to host MSI message data field via qemu (XSA-128) (bnc#931625)

- CVE-2015-4104: PCI MSI mask bits inadvertently exposed to guests (XSA-129) (bnc#931626)

- CVE-2015-4105: Guest triggerable qemu MSI-X pass-through error messages (XSA-130) (bnc#931627)

- CVE-2015-4106: Unmediated PCI register access in qemu (XSA-131) (bnc#931628)

- CVE-2015-4163: GNTTABOP_swap_grant_ref operation misbehavior (XSA-134) (bnc#932790)

- CVE-2015-3209: heap overflow in qemu pcnet controller allowing guest to host escape (XSA-135) (bnc#932770)

- CVE-2015-4164: DoS through iret hypercall handler (XSA-136) (bnc#932996)

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-2015-262=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-262=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-262=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84146

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1042-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/12

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2015/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3209, CVE-2015-4103, CVE-2015-4104, CVE-2015-4105, CVE-2015-4106, CVE-2015-4163, CVE-2015-4164

BID: 74947, 74948, 74949, 74950, 75123, 75141, 75149

OSVDB: 122855, 122856, 122857, 122858, 123147, 123237, 123281