Security update for Xen

SUSE Security Update: Security update for Xen
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2015:0940-1
Rating: important
References: #927967 #929339
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS

  • An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


    Xen was updated to fix two security issues:

    • CVE-2015-3456: A buffer overflow in the floppy drive emulation, which could be used to carry out denial of service attacks or potential code execution against the host. This vulnerability is also known as VENOM.
    • CVE-2015-3340: An information leak through XEN_DOMCTL_gettscinfo(). (XSA-132)

    Security Issues:

    Patch Instructions:

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

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch slessp1-xen=10684

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (i586 x86_64):
      • xen-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
      • xen-doc-html-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
      • xen-doc-pdf-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
      • xen-kmp-default-4.0.3_21548_18_2.6.32.59_0.19-0.21.1
      • xen-kmp-trace-4.0.3_21548_18_2.6.32.59_0.19-0.21.1
      • xen-libs-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
      • xen-tools-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
      • xen-tools-domU-4.0.3_21548_18-0.21.1
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS (i586):
      • xen-kmp-pae-4.0.3_21548_18_2.6.32.59_0.19-0.21.1