SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:3208-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 96076


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


This update for xen fixes the following issues :

- A Mishandling of SYSCALL singlestep during emulation which could have lead to privilege escalation. (XSA-204, bsc#1016340, CVE-2016-10013)

- CMPXCHG8B emulation failed to ignore operand size override which could have lead to information disclosure. (XSA-200, bsc#1012651, CVE-2016-9932)

- PV guests may have been able to mask interrupts causing a Denial of Service. (XSA-202, bsc#1014298, CVE-2016-10024)

- A missing NULL pointer check in VMFUNC emulation could lead to a hypervisor crash leading to a Denial of Servce. (XSA-203, bsc#1014300, CVE-2016-10025)

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 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2016-1866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2016-1866=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2016-1866=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96076

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3208-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/22

Modified: 2017/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.8

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

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-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: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10013, CVE-2016-10024, CVE-2016-10025, CVE-2016-9932

OSVDB: 148798, 149021, 149100, 149105

IAVB: 2017-B-0008