openSUSE 10 Security Update : xen (xen-4854)

This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.

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.

CVE-2007-5907: 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).

Also the following bugs were fixed: 279062: Timer ISR/1: Time went
backwards 286859: Fix booting from SAN 310279: Kernel Panic while
booting Xen 338486: xen fails to start when option 'irq= [ <value> ]'
is given in domU config

Solution :

Update the affected xen packages.

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: 29792 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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

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