Scientific Linux Security Update : xen on SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

It was found that the xc_try_bzip2_decode() and xc_try_lzma_decode()
decode routines did not correctly check for a possible buffer size
overflow in the decoding loop. As well, several integer overflow flaws
and missing error/range checking were found that could lead to an
infinite loop. A privileged guest user could use these flaws to crash
the guest or, possibly, execute arbitrary code in the privileged
management domain (Dom0). (CVE-2011-1583)

The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61034 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1583