SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2015:1421-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85598


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


Xen was updated to fix the following security issues :

- CVE-2015-5154: Host code execution via IDE subsystem CD-ROM (bsc#938344)

- CVE-2015-5165: QEMU leak of uninitialized heap memory in rtl8139 device model (XSA-140, bsc#939712)

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-xen-12039=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP1 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp1-xen-12039=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85598

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1421-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/24

Modified: 2015/09/29

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/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-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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5154, CVE-2015-5165

OSVDB: 125389, 125706