SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2016:1785-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 93180


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


kvm was updated to fix 33 security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-4439: Avoid OOB access in 53C9X emulation (bsc#980711)

- CVE-2016-4441: Avoid OOB access in 53C9X emulation (bsc#980723)

- CVE-2016-3710: Fixed VGA emulation based OOB access with potential for guest escape (bsc#978158)

- CVE-2016-3712: Fixed VGa emulation based DOS and OOB read access exploit (bsc#978160)

- CVE-2016-4037: Fixed USB ehci based DOS (bsc#976109)

- CVE-2016-2538: Fixed potential OOB access in USB net device emulation (bsc#967969)

- CVE-2016-2841: Fixed OOB access / hang in ne2000 emulation (bsc#969350)

- CVE-2016-2858: Avoid potential DOS when using QEMU pseudo random number generator (bsc#970036)

- CVE-2016-2857: Fixed OOB access when processing IP checksums (bsc#970037)

- CVE-2016-4001: Fixed OOB access in Stellaris enet emulated nic (bsc#975128)

- CVE-2016-4002: Fixed OOB access in MIPSnet emulated controller (bsc#975136)

- CVE-2016-4020: Fixed possible host data leakage to guest from TPR access (bsc#975700)

- CVE-2015-3214: Fixed OOB read in i8254 PIC (bsc#934069)

- CVE-2014-9718: Fixed the handling of malformed or short ide PRDTs to avoid any opportunity for guest to cause DoS by abusing that interface (bsc#928393)

- CVE-2014-3689: Fixed insufficient parameter validation in rectangle functions (bsc#901508)

- CVE-2014-3615: The VGA emulator in QEMU allowed local guest users to read host memory by setting the display to a high resolution (bsc#895528).

- CVE-2015-5239: Integer overflow in vnc_client_read() and protocol_client_msg() (bsc#944463).

- CVE-2015-5278: Infinite loop in ne2000_receive() function (bsc#945989).

- CVE-2015-5279: Heap-based buffer overflow in the ne2000_receive function in hw/net/ne2000.c in QEMU allowed guest OS users to cause a denial of service (instance crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via vectors related to receiving packets (bsc#945987).

- CVE-2015-5745: Buffer overflow in virtio-serial (bsc#940929).

- CVE-2015-6855: hw/ide/core.c in QEMU did not properly restrict the commands accepted by an ATAPI device, which allowed guest users to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via certain IDE commands, as demonstrated by a WIN_READ_NATIVE_MAX command to an empty drive, which triggers a divide-by-zero error and instance crash (bsc#945404).

- CVE-2015-7295: hw/virtio/virtio.c in the Virtual Network Device (virtio-net) support in QEMU, when big or mergeable receive buffers are not supported, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (guest network consumption) via a flood of jumbo frames on the (1) tuntap or (2) macvtap interface (bsc#947159).

- CVE-2015-7549: PCI NULL pointer dereferences (bsc#958917).

- CVE-2015-8504: VNC floating point exception (bsc#958491).

- CVE-2015-8558: Infinite loop in ehci_advance_state resulting in DoS (bsc#959005).

- CVE-2015-8613: Wrong sized memset in megasas command handler (bsc#961358).

- CVE-2015-8619: Potential DoS for long HMP sendkey command argument (bsc#960334).

- CVE-2015-8743: OOB memory access in ne2000 ioport r/w functions (bsc#960725).

- CVE-2016-1568: AHCI use-after-free in aio port commands (bsc#961332).

- CVE-2016-1714: Potential OOB memory access in processing firmware configuration (bsc#961691).

- CVE-2016-1922: NULL pointer dereference when processing hmp i/o command (bsc#962320).

- CVE-2016-1981: Potential DoS (infinite loop) in e1000 device emulation by malicious privileged user within guest (bsc#963782).

- CVE-2016-2198: Malicious privileged guest user were able to cause DoS by writing to read-only EHCI capabilities registers (bsc#964413).

The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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-SP4 :

zypper in -t patch slessp4-kvm-12645=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 93180

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1785-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/29/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/11/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/1/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3615, CVE-2014-3689, CVE-2014-9718, CVE-2015-3214, CVE-2015-5239, CVE-2015-5278, CVE-2015-5279, CVE-2015-5745, CVE-2015-6855, CVE-2015-7295, CVE-2015-7549, CVE-2015-8504, CVE-2015-8558, CVE-2015-8613, CVE-2015-8619, CVE-2015-8743, CVE-2016-1568, CVE-2016-1714, CVE-2016-1922, CVE-2016-1981, CVE-2016-2198, CVE-2016-2538, CVE-2016-2841, CVE-2016-2857, CVE-2016-2858, CVE-2016-3710, CVE-2016-3712, CVE-2016-4001, CVE-2016-4002, CVE-2016-4020, CVE-2016-4037, CVE-2016-4439, CVE-2016-4441

BID: 69654, 70997, 73316, 75273