SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2015:1479-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85791


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


xen was updated to fix the following security issues :

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

- CVE-2015-5166: Use after free in QEMU/Xen block unplug protocol (bsc#939709, XSA-139)

- CVE-2015-2751: Certain domctl operations could have be used to lock up the host (bsc#922709, XSA-127)

- CVE-2015-3259: xl command line config handling stack overflow (bsc#935634, XSA-137)

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

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

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 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp3-xen-12066=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch slessp3-xen-12066=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp3-xen-12066=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-xen-12066=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85791

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1479-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/09/04

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-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: 2015/08/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2751, CVE-2015-3259, CVE-2015-4164, CVE-2015-5154, CVE-2015-5165, CVE-2015-5166

BID: 73443, 75149, 75573

OSVDB: 120063, 123281, 124231, 125389, 125705, 125706