SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2016:2902-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95316


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


This update for kvm fixes the following issues :

- Address various security/stability issues

- Fix OOB access in xlnx.xpx-ethernetlite emulation (CVE-2016-7161 bsc#1001151)

- Fix OOB access in VMware SVGA emulation (CVE-2016-7170 bsc#998516)

- Fix DOS in ColdFire Fast Ethernet Controller emulation (CVE-2016-7908 bsc#1002550)

- Fix DOS in USB xHCI emulation (CVE-2016-8576 bsc#1003878)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs (CVE-2016-8578 bsc#1003894)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs (CVE-2016-9105 bsc#1007494)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs (CVE-2016-8577 bsc#1003893)

- Plug data leak in virtio-9pfs interface (CVE-2016-9103 bsc#1007454)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs interface (CVE-2016-9102 bsc#1007450)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs (CVE-2016-9106 bsc#1007495)

- Fix DOS in 16550A UART emulation (CVE-2016-8669 bsc#1004707)

- Fix DOS in PC-Net II emulation (CVE-2016-7909 bsc#1002557)

- Fix DOS in PRO100 emulation (CVE-2016-9101 bsc#1007391)

- Fix DOS in RTL8139 emulation (CVE-2016-8910 bsc#1006538)

- Fix DOS in Intel HDA controller emulation (CVE-2016-8909 bsc#1006536)

- Fix DOS in virtio-9pfs (CVE-2016-9104 bsc#1007493)

- Fix DOS in JAZZ RC4030 emulation (CVE-2016-8667 bsc#1004702)

- Patch queue updated from SLE11-SP4

- Remove semi-contradictory and now determined erroneous statement in kvm-supported.txt regarding not running ntp in kvm guest when kvm-clock is used. It is now recommended to use ntp in guest in this case.

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-12855=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 95316

File Name: suse_SU-2016-2902-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/25

Modified: 2016/12/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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


Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/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: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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7161, CVE-2016-7170, CVE-2016-7908, CVE-2016-7909, CVE-2016-8576, CVE-2016-8577, CVE-2016-8578, CVE-2016-8667, CVE-2016-8669, CVE-2016-8909, CVE-2016-8910, CVE-2016-9101, CVE-2016-9102, CVE-2016-9103, CVE-2016-9104, CVE-2016-9105, CVE-2016-9106

OSVDB: 144061, 144787, 145043, 145163, 145167, 145362, 145385, 145397, 145695, 145697, 146244, 146245, 146387, 146388, 146389, 146390, 146391, 146392