SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:3273-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 96150

Synopsis

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

Description

This update for xen 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-2016-9383: 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-2016-9381: 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-2016-7908: 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)

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.

Solution

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-xen-12919=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-xen-12919=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-xen-12919=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-xen-12919=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-xen-12919=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-xen-12919=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=1000893

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=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=1009107

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-2016-8667/

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-2016-9379/

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-2016-9386/

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

http://www.nessus.org/u?84ed9fa3

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96150

File Name: suse_SU-2016-3273-1.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/27

Updated: 2018/11/30

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-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:xen-tools-domU, 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: 2016/12/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7777, CVE-2016-7908, CVE-2016-7909, CVE-2016-8667, CVE-2016-8669, CVE-2016-8909, CVE-2016-8910, CVE-2016-9379, CVE-2016-9380, CVE-2016-9381, CVE-2016-9382, CVE-2016-9383, CVE-2016-9386, CVE-2016-9637

IAVB: 2016-B-0149