SUSE-SU-2018:1181-1: important: Security update for xen

SUSE Security Update: Security update for xen

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:1181-1
Rating: important
References: #1027519 #1035442 #1057493 #1072834 #1083292
#1086107 #1089152 #1089635 #1090820 #1090822
Cross-References: CVE-2018-10471 CVE-2018-10472 CVE-2018-7550
Affected Products:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4
SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4

An update that solves four vulnerabilities and has 7 fixes
is now available.


This update for xen fixes several issues.

These security issues were fixed:

– CVE-2018-8897: Prevent mishandling of debug exceptions on x86 (XSA-260,
– Handle HPET timers in IO-APIC mode correctly to prevent malicious or
buggy HVM guests from causing a hypervisor crash or potentially
privilege escalation/information leaks (XSA-261, bsc#1090822)
– Prevent unbounded loop, induced by qemu allowing an attacker to
permanently keep a physical CPU core busy (XSA-262, bsc#1090823)
– CVE-2018-10472: x86 HVM guest OS users (in certain configurations) were
able to read arbitrary dom0 files via QMP live insertion of a CDROM, in
conjunction with specifying the target file as the backing file of a
snapshot (bsc#1089152).
– CVE-2018-10471: x86 PV guest OS users were able to cause a denial of
service (out-of-bounds zero write and hypervisor crash) via unexpected
INT 80 processing, because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2017-5754
– CVE-2018-7550: The load_multiboot function allowed local guest OS users
to execute arbitrary code on the host via a mh_load_end_addr value
greater than mh_bss_end_addr, which triggers an out-of-bounds read or
write memory access (bsc#1083292).

These non-security issues were fixed:

– bsc#1072834: Prevent unchecked MSR access error
– bsc#1035442: Increase the value of LIBXL_DESTROY_TIMEOUT from 10 to 100
seconds, allowing for more domUs to be shutdown in parallel
– bsc#1057493: Prevent DomU crash

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
like YaST online_update or “zypper patch”.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

– SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4:

zypper in -t patch sdksp4-xen-13593=1

– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4:

zypper in -t patch slessp4-xen-13593=1

– SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4:

zypper in -t patch dbgsp4-xen-13593=1

Package List:

– SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):


– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):


– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (x86_64):


– SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4 (i586):


– SUSE Linux Enterprise Debuginfo 11-SP4 (i586 x86_64):



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