SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2015:2306-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87528


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


This update fixes the following security issues :

- bsc#956832 - CVE-2015-8345: xen: qemu: net: eepro100:
infinite loop in processing command block list

- bsc#956408 - CVE-2015-8339, CVE-2015-8340: xen:
XENMEM_exchange error handling issues (XSA-159) xsa159.patch

- bsc#956411 - CVE-2015-7504: xen: heap buffer overflow vulnerability in pcnet emulator (XSA-162)

- bsc#954405 - CVE-2015-8104: Xen: guest to host DoS by triggering an infinite loop in microcode via #DB exception

- bsc#953527 - CVE-2015-5307: kernel: kvm/xen: x86: avoid guest->host DOS by intercepting #AC (XSA-156)

- bsc#950704 - CVE-2015-7970: xen: x86: Long latency populate-on-demand operation is not preemptible (XSA-150)

- bsc#951845 - CVE-2015-7972: xen: x86: populate-on-demand balloon size inaccuracy can crash guests (XSA-153)

- bsc#950703 - CVE-2015-7969: xen: leak of main per-domain vcpu pointer array (DoS) (XSA-149)

- bsc#950705 - CVE-2015-7969: xen: x86: leak of per-domain profiling-related vcpu pointer array (DoS) (XSA-151)

- bsc#950706 - CVE-2015-7971: xen: x86: some pmu and profiling hypercalls log without rate limiting (XSA-152)

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-20151201-12273=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP2 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp2-xen-20151201-12273=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87528

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2306-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/21

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-7504, CVE-2015-7969, CVE-2015-7970, CVE-2015-7971, CVE-2015-7972, CVE-2015-8104, CVE-2015-8339, CVE-2015-8340, CVE-2015-8345

OSVDB: 129598, 129599, 129600, 129601, 130089, 130090, 130703, 130888, 131284, 131285