openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2017-492)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99559


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This update for xen to version 4.7.2 fixes the following issues :

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2017-7228: Broken check in memory_exchange() permited PV guest breakout (bsc#1030442).

- XSA-206: Unprivileged guests issuing writes to xenstore were able to stall progress of the control domain or driver domain, possibly leading to a Denial of Service (DoS) of the entire host (bsc#1030144).

- CVE-2017-6505: The ohci_service_ed_list function in hw/usb/hcd-ohci.c allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via vectors involving the number of link endpoint list descriptors (bsc#1028235).

These non-security issues were fixed :

- bsc#1015348: libvirtd didn't not start during boot

- bsc#1014136: kdump couldn't dump a kernel on SLES12-SP2 with Xen hypervisor.

- bsc#1026236: Fixed paravirtualized performance

- bsc#1022555: Timeout in 'execution of /etc/xen/scripts/block add'

- bsc#1029827: Forward port xenstored

- bsc#1029128: Make xen to really produce xen.efi with gcc48

This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP2:Update update project.


Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99559

File Name: openSUSE-2017-492.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/21

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 8.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-debuginfo-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:42.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-6505, CVE-2017-7228