SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2019:2961-1)


This update for xen fixes the following issues : CVE-2018-12207: Untrusted virtual machines on Intel CPUs could exploit a race condition in the Instruction Fetch Unit of the Intel CPU to cause a Machine Exception during Page Size Change, causing the CPU core to be non-functional. (bsc#1155945) CVE-2019-11135: Aborting an asynchronous TSX operation on Intel CPUs with Transactional Memory support could be used to facilitate sidechannel information leaks out of microarchitectural buffers, similar to the previously described 'Microarchitectural Data Sampling' attack. (bsc#1152497). CVE-2019-18423: A malicious guest administrator may cause a hypervisor crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS). (bsc#1154460). CVE-2019-18422: A malicious ARM guest might contrive to arrange for critical Xen code to run with interrupts erroneously enabled. This could lead to data corruption, denial of service, or possibly even privilege escalation. However a precise attack technique has not been identified. (bsc#1154464) CVE-2019-18424: An untrusted domain with access to a physical device can DMA into host memory, leading to privilege escalation. (bsc#1154461). CVE-2019-18421: A malicious PV guest administrator may have been able to escalate their privilege to that of the host. (bsc#1154458). CVE-2019-18425: 32-bit PV guest user mode could elevate its privileges to that of the guest kernel. (bsc#1154456). CVE-2019-18420: Malicious x86 PV guests may have caused a hypervisor crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (Dos). (bsc#1154448) Upstream bug fixes (bsc#1027519) 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.