SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:0718-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97828



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


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

- CVE-2016-10155: The virtual hardware watchdog 'wdt_i6300esb' was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue allowing a privileged user to cause a DoS and/or potentially crash the Qemu process on the host (bsc#1024183)

- CVE-2017-2620: In CIRRUS_BLTMODE_MEMSYSSRC mode the bitblit copy routine cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo failed to check the memory region, allowing for an out-of-bounds write that allows for privilege escalation (bsc#1024834)

- CVE-2017-2615: An error in the bitblt copy operation could have allowed a malicious guest administrator to cause an out of bounds memory access, possibly leading to information disclosure or privilege escalation (bsc#1023004)

- CVE-2014-8106: A heap-based buffer overflow in the Cirrus VGA emulator allowed local guest users to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to blit regions (bsc#907805)

- CVE-2016-9911: The USB EHCI Emulation support was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue while processing packet data in 'ehci_init_transfer'. A guest user/process could have used this issue to leak host memory, resulting in DoS for the host (bsc#1014507)

- CVE-2016-9921: The Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support was vulnerable to a divide by zero issue while copying VGA data. A privileged user inside guest could have used this flaw to crash the process instance on the host, resulting in DoS (bsc#1015169)

- CVE-2016-9922: The Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support was vulnerable to a divide by zero issue while copying VGA data. A privileged user inside guest could have used this flaw to crash the process instance on the host, resulting in DoS (bsc#1015169)

- CVE-2016-10013: Xen allowed local 64-bit x86 HVM guest OS users to gain privileges by leveraging mishandling of SYSCALL singlestep during emulation (bsc#1016340).

- CVE-2016-9932: CMPXCHG8B emulation on x86 systems allowed local HVM guest OS users to obtain sensitive information from host stack memory via a 'supposedly-ignored' operand size prefix (bsc#1012651).

- CVE-2016-9101: A memory leak in hw/net/eepro100.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and QEMU process crash) by repeatedly unplugging an i8255x (PRO100) NIC device (bsc#1013668)

- CVE-2016-9776: The ColdFire Fast Ethernet Controller emulator support was vulnerable to an infinite loop issue while receiving packets in 'mcf_fec_receive'. A privileged user/process inside guest could have used this issue to crash the Qemu process on the host leading to DoS (bsc#1013657)

- A malicious guest could have, by frequently rebooting over extended periods of time, run the host system out of memory, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) (bsc#1022871)

- CVE-2016-10024: Xen allowed local x86 PV guest OS kernel administrators to cause a denial of service (host hang or crash) by modifying the instruction stream asynchronously while performing certain kernel operations (bsc#1014298)

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 OpenStack Cloud 5:zypper in -t patch sleclo50sp3-xen-13030=1

SUSE Manager Proxy 2.1:zypper in -t patch slemap21-xen-13030=1

SUSE Manager 2.1:zypper in -t patch sleman21-xen-13030=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS:zypper in -t patch slessp3-xen-13030=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch sleposp3-xen-13030=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP3:zypper in -t patch dbgsp3-xen-13030=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97828

File Name: suse_SU-2017-0718-1.nasl

Version: 3.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/20/2017

Updated: 6/3/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/17/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/8/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-8106, CVE-2016-10013, CVE-2016-10024, CVE-2016-10155, CVE-2016-9101, CVE-2016-9776, CVE-2016-9911, CVE-2016-9921, CVE-2016-9922, CVE-2016-9932, CVE-2017-2615, CVE-2017-2620

BID: 71477

IAVB: 2017-B-0024-S