This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for
managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Scientific Linux.
A flaw was found in the way the pyGrub boot loader handled compressed
kernel images. A privileged guest user in a para-virtualized guest (a
DomU) could use this flaw to create a crafted kernel image that, when
attempting to boot it, could result in an out-of-memory condition in
the privileged domain (the Dom0). (CVE-2012-2625)
All users of xen are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing the updated packages, the xend service must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.7
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 61408 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-2625