SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:3083-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 95761

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for xen to version 4.5.5 fixes several issues. These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-9637: ioport array overflow allowing a malicious guest administrator can escalate their privilege to that of the host (bsc#1011652)

- CVE-2016-9386: x86 null segments were not always treated as unusable allowing an unprivileged guest user program to elevate its privilege to that of the guest operating system. Exploit of this vulnerability is easy on Intel and more complicated on AMD (bsc#1009100)

- CVE-2016-9382: x86 task switch to VM86 mode was mis-handled, allowing a unprivileged guest process to escalate its privilege to that of the guest operating system on AMD hardware. On Intel hardware a malicious unprivileged guest process can crash the guest (bsc#1009103)

- CVE-2016-9385: x86 segment base write emulation lacked canonical address checks, allowing a malicious guest administrator to crash the host (bsc#1009104)

- CVE-2016-9383: The x86 64-bit bit test instruction emulation was broken, allowing a guest to modify arbitrary memory leading to arbitray code execution (bsc#1009107)

- CVE-2016-9378: x86 software interrupt injection was mis-handled, allowing an unprivileged guest user to crash the guest (bsc#1009108)

- CVE-2016-9377: x86 software interrupt injection was mis-handled, allowing an unprivileged guest user to crash the guest (bsc#1009108)

- CVE-2016-9381: Improper processing of shared rings allowing guest administrators take over the qemu process, elevating their privilege to that of the qemu process (bsc#1009109)

- CVE-2016-9380: Delimiter injection vulnerabilities in pygrub allowed guest administrators to obtain the contents of sensitive host files or delete the files (bsc#1009111)

- CVE-2016-9379: Delimiter injection vulnerabilities in pygrub allowed guest administrators to obtain the contents of sensitive host files or delete the files (bsc#1009111)

- CVE-2016-7777: Xen did not properly honor CR0.TS and CR0.EM, which allowed local x86 HVM guest OS users to read or modify FPU, MMX, or XMM register state information belonging to arbitrary tasks on the guest by modifying an instruction while the hypervisor is preparing to emulate it (bsc#1000106)

- CVE-2016-8910: The rtl8139_cplus_transmit function in hw/net/rtl8139.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) by leveraging failure to limit the ring descriptor count (bsc#1007157)

- CVE-2016-8909: The intel_hda_xfer function in hw/audio/intel-hda.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via an entry with the same value for buffer length and pointer position (bsc#1007160).

- CVE-2016-8667: The rc4030_write function in hw/dma/rc4030.c in allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and QEMU process crash) via a large interval timer reload value (bsc#1005004)

- CVE-2016-8669: The serial_update_parameters function in hw/char/serial.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and QEMU process crash) via vectors involving a value of divider greater than baud base (bsc#1005005)

- CVE-2016-7995: A memory leak in ehci_process_itd allowed a privileged user inside guest to DoS the host (bsc#1003870).

- CVE-2016-8576: The xhci_ring_fetch function in hw/usb/hcd-xhci.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) by leveraging failure to limit the number of link Transfer Request Blocks (TRB) to process (bsc#1004016).

- CVE-2016-7908: The mcf_fec_do_tx function in hw/net/mcf_fec.c did not properly limit the buffer descriptor count when transmitting packets, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) via vectors involving a buffer descriptor with a length of 0 and crafted values in bd.flags (bsc#1003030)

- CVE-2016-7909: The pcnet_rdra_addr function in hw/net/pcnet.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) by setting the (1) receive or (2) transmit descriptor ring length to 0 (bsc#1003032)

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 Software Development Kit 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP1-2016-1795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP1-2016-1795=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP1-2016-1795=1

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

See Also

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1000106

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003030

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003032

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1003870

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1004016

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005004

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1005005

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1007157

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1007160

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009100

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009103

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009104

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009107

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009108

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009109

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009111

https://bugzilla.suse.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1011652

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7777/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7908/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7909/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-7995/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8576/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8667/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8669/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8909/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-8910/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9377/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9378/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9379/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9380/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9381/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9382/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9383/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9385/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9386/

https://www.suse.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-9637/

http://www.nessus.org/u?724c7fcf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 95761

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3083-1.nasl

Version: 3.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/13

Updated: 2019/09/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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-debugsource, 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-default-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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: 2016/12/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7777, CVE-2016-7908, CVE-2016-7909, CVE-2016-7995, CVE-2016-8576, CVE-2016-8667, CVE-2016-8669, CVE-2016-8909, CVE-2016-8910, CVE-2016-9377, CVE-2016-9378, CVE-2016-9379, CVE-2016-9380, CVE-2016-9381, CVE-2016-9382, CVE-2016-9383, CVE-2016-9385, CVE-2016-9386, CVE-2016-9637

IAVB: 2016-B-0149, 2016-B-0190