Xen stable update to 4.6.5

Bug #1671864 reported by Stefan Bader on 2017-03-10
This bug affects 1 person
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xen (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

SRU Justification:

Impact: Upstream Xen has released a stable update to 4.6.5. Xenial is based on 4.6.0 currently. By upgrading to the latest stable release we would gain many fixes and improvements from the upstream stable stream.

Fix: Replaced the orig tarballs with the contents of the upstream stable release. Dropping patches we have picked up already.

Testcase: Basic regression testing after upgrading.

MRE discussion: http://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2013/07/22/%23ubuntu-meeting.html#t20:33

Stefan Bader (smb) on 2017-03-10
Changed in xen (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Stefan Bader (smb)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Uploaded release candidate to: https://launchpad.net/~smb/+archive/ubuntu/xen

Changed in xen (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: nobody → Stefan Bader (smb)
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → In Progress
Changed in xen (Ubuntu):
assignee: Stefan Bader (smb) → nobody
status: Triaged → Invalid
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :
Stefan Bader (smb) on 2017-03-15
Changed in xen (Ubuntu Xenial):
assignee: Stefan Bader (smb) → nobody
status: In Progress → Fix Committed

Hello Stefan, or anyone else affected,

Accepted xen into xenial-proposed. The package will build now and be available at https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xen/4.6.5-0ubuntu1 in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested, and change the tag from verification-needed to verification-done. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at https://wiki.ubuntu.com/QATeam/PerformingSRUVerification . Thank you in advance!

tags: added: verification-needed
Stefan Bader (smb) wrote :

Successfully repeated regression testing with version in proposed.

tags: added: verification-done
removed: verification-needed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :
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This bug was fixed in the package xen - 4.6.5-0ubuntu1

xen (4.6.5-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium

  * Rebasing to upstream stable release 4.6.5 (LP: #1671864)
    - Includes fix for booting 4.10 Linux kernels in HVM guests on Intel
      hosts which support the TSC_ADJUST MSR (LP: #1671760)
    - Additional security relevant changes:
      * CVE-2013-2076 / XSA-052 (update)
        - Information leak on XSAVE/XRSTOR capable AMD CPUs
      * CVE-2016-7093 / XSA-186 (4.6.3 became vulnerable)
        - x86: Mishandling of instruction pointer truncation during emulation
      * XSA-207
        - memory leak when destroying guest without PT devices
    - Replacing the following security fixes with the versions from the
      stable update:
      * CVE-2015-7812 / XSA-145
        - arm: Host crash when preempting a multicall
      * CVE-2015-7813 / XSA-146
        - arm: various unimplemented hypercalls log without rate limiting
      * CVE-2015-7814 / XSA-147
        - arm: Race between domain destruction and memory allocation decrease
      * CVE-2015-7835 / XSA-148
        - x86: Uncontrolled creation of large page mappings by PV guests
      * CVE-2015-7969 / XSA-149, XSA-151
        - leak of main per-domain vcpu pointer array
        - x86: leak of per-domain profiling-related vcpu pointer array
      * CVE-2015-7970 / XSA-150
        - x86: Long latency populate-on-demand operation is not preemptible
      * CVE-2015-7971 / XSA-152
        - x86: some pmu and profiling hypercalls log without rate limiting
      * CVE-2015-7972 / XSA-153
        - x86: populate-on-demand balloon size inaccuracy can crash guests
      * CVE-2016-2270 / XSA-154
        - x86: inconsistent cachability flags on guest mappings
      * CVE-2015-8550 / XSA-155
        - paravirtualized drivers incautious about shared memory contents
      * CVE-2015-5307, CVE-2015-8104 / XSA-156
        - x86: CPU lockup during exception delivery
      * CVE-2015-8338 / XSA-158
        - long running memory operations on ARM
      * CVE-2015-8339, CVE-2015-8340 / XSA-159
        XENMEM_exchange error handling issues
      * CVE-2015-8341 / XSA-160
        - libxl leak of pv kernel and initrd on error
      * CVE-2015-8555 / XSA-165
        - information leak in legacy x86 FPU/XMM initialization
      * XSA-166
        - ioreq handling possibly susceptible to multiple read issue
      * CVE-2016-1570 / XSA-167
        - PV superpage functionality missing sanity checks
      * CVE-2016-1571 / XSA-168
        - VMX: intercept issue with INVLPG on non-canonical address
      * CVE-2015-8615 / XSA-169
        - x86: unintentional logging upon guest changing callback method
      * CVE-2016-2271 / XSA-170
        - VMX: guest user mode may crash guest with non-canonical RIP
      * CVE-2016-3158, CVE-2016-3159 / XSA-172
        - broken AMD FPU FIP/FDP/FOP leak workaround
      * CVE-2016-3960 / XSA-173
        - x86 shadow pagetables: address width overflow
      * CVE-2016-4962 / XSA-175
        - Unsanitised guest input in libxl device handling code
      * CVE-2016-4480 / XSA-176
        - x86 ...


Changed in xen (Ubuntu Xenial):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released

The verification of the Stable Release Update for xen has completed successfully and the package has now been released to -updates. Subsequently, the Ubuntu Stable Release Updates Team is being unsubscribed and will not receive messages about this bug report. In the event that you encounter a regression using the package from -updates please report a new bug using ubuntu-bug and tag the bug report regression-update so we can easily find any regressions.

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