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VPR Score: 8.1
SynopsisThe remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThis 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.
SolutionTo 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 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch sdksp4-xen-13084=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch slessp4-xen-13084=1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-xen-13084=1
To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.