SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2016:0010-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87857
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Synopsis

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

Description

This update for kvm fixes the following issues :

Security issues fixed :

- CVE-2015-7512: The receive packet size is now checked in the emulated pcnet driver, eliminating buffer overflow and potential security issue by malicious guest systems.
(bsc#957162)

- CVE-2015-8345: A infinite loop in processing command block list was fixed that could be exploit by malicious guest systems (bsc#956829).

Other bugs fixed :

- To assist users past the migration incompatibility discussed in bsc#950590 (restore migration compatibility with SLE11 SP3 and SLE12, at the unfortunate expense to prior SLE11 SP4 kvm release compatability when a virtio-net device is used), print a message which references the support document TID 7017048. See https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc.php?id=7017048

- Fix cases of wrong clock values in kvmclock timekeeping (bsc#947164 and bsc#953187)

- Enforce pxe rom sizes to ensure migration compatibility.
(bsc#950590)

- Fix kvm live migration fails between sles11 sp3 and sp4 (bsc#950590)

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.

Solution

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-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-kvm-12293=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch sledsp4-kvm-12293=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=947164

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=950590

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=953187

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=956829

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=957162

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-7512/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2015-8345/

https://www.suse.com/support/kb/doc/?id=7017048

http://www.nessus.org/u?2822ddca

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87857

File Name: suse_SU-2016-0010-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/12/2016

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:kvm, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/4/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7512, CVE-2015-8345