SuSE 10 Security Update : xen (ZYPP Patch Number 4766)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

This update fixes various Xen issues.

Two security problems were fixed: CVE-2007-5906: Xen allowed virtual
guest system users to cause a denial of service (hypervisor crash) by
using a debug register (DR7) to set certain breakpoints.

- Xen 3.1.1 does not prevent modification of the CR4 TSC
from applications, which allows pv guests to cause a
denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-5907)

Also the following bugs were fixed: 279062: Timer ISR/1: Time went
backwards 340379: Xen-3.04_13138-0.52 not working with FV File-Backed
VMs

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5906.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2007-5907.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 4766.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 29791 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5906
CVE-2007-5907

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