SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2015:2338-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 87650


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


This update fixes the following security issues :

- bsc#955399 - Fix xm migrate --log_progress. Due to logic error progress was not logged when requested.

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

- bsc#956592 - xen: virtual PMU is unsupported (XSA-163)

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

- bsc#956409 - CVE-2015-8341: xen: libxl leak of pv kernel and initrd on error (XSA-160)

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

- bsc#947165 - CVE-2015-7311: xen: libxl fails to honour readonly flag on disks with qemu-xen (xsa-142)

- bsc#955399 - Fix xm migrate --live. The options were not passed due to a merge error. As a result the migration was not live, instead the suspended guest was migrated.

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

- bsc#954018 - CVE-2015-5307: xen: x86: CPU lockup during fault delivery (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)

- Drop 5604f239-x86-PV-properly-populate-descriptor-tables.patc h

- 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 Software Development Kit 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-xen-20151203-12277=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-xen-20151203-12277=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-xen-20151203-12277=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-xen-20151203-12277=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87650

File Name: suse_SU-2015-2338-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/29

Modified: 2018/01/31

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


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-doc-html, 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: 2015/12/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-7311, CVE-2015-7504, CVE-2015-7835, CVE-2015-7969, CVE-2015-7970, CVE-2015-7971, CVE-2015-7972, CVE-2015-8104, CVE-2015-8339, CVE-2015-8340, CVE-2015-8341, CVE-2015-8345

OSVDB: 128019, 129597, 129598, 129599, 129600, 129601, 130089, 130090, 130703, 130888, 131284, 131285, 131453