SuSE 10 Security Update : Xen (ZYPP Patch Number 7547)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

This collective June/2011 Update for Xen provides the following
fixes :

- Xen does not properly check the upper boundary of
user-supplied data in the get_free_port() function when
getting a new event channel port. A local user on the
guest operating system can exploit this flaw to cause
denial of service conditions or potentially gain
elevated privileges. (CVE-2011-1166)

- 654798: Fix race between hotplug scripts writing to
xenstore and xend registering a watch for the write.

- 684297: HVM taking too long to dump vmcore

- 688757: Fix kernel panic on fully virtualized setup

- 658413: Fix root drive search on SLES 10-SP3 HVM guest

- 675363: Random lockups with kernel-xen related to
graphics

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1166.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7547.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57265 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1166

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