Oracle Linux 5 : xen (ELSA-2015-1002) (Venom)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1002 :

Updated xen packages that fix one security issue are now available for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for
managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux.

An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the way QEMU's
virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) handled FIFO buffer access while
processing certain FDC commands. A privileged guest user could use
this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process
corresponding to the guest. (CVE-2015-3456)

Red Hat would like to thank Jason Geffner of CrowdStrike for reporting
this issue.

All xen users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be
restarted for this update to take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-May/005075.html

Solution :

Update the affected xen packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.7
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83446 ()

Bugtraq ID: 74640

CVE ID: CVE-2015-3456

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