SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:1143-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99959


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


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

- A malicious 64-bit PV guest may be able to access all of system memory, allowing for all of privilege escalation, host crashes, and information leaks by placing a IRET hypercall in the middle of a multicall batch (XSA-213, bsc#1034843)

- A malicious pair of guests may be able to access all of system memory, allowing for all of privilege escalation, host crashes, and information leaks because of a missing check when transfering pages via GNTTABOP_transfer (XSA-214, bsc#1034844).

- CVE-2017-7718: hw/display/cirrus_vga_rop.h allowed local guest OS privileged users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and QEMU process crash) via vectors related to copying VGA data via the cirrus_bitblt_rop_fwd_transp_ and cirrus_bitblt_rop_fwd_ functions (bsc#1034994).

- CVE-2016-9603: A privileged user within the guest VM could have caused a heap overflow in the device model process, potentially escalating their privileges to that of the device model process (bsc#1028655)

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 Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SDK-12-SP2-2017-663=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP2-2017-663=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-663=1

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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99959

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1143-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/03

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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


Base Score: 5.5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9603, CVE-2017-7718

OSVDB: 153753, 155921