Oracle Linux 5 : xen (ELSA-2016-2963)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2963 :

An update for xen is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

Xen is a virtual machine monitor

Security Fix(es) :

* An out of bounds array access issue was found in the Xen virtual
machine monitor, built with the QEMU ioport support. It could occur
while doing ioport read/write operations, if guest was to supply a
32bit address parameter. A privileged guest user/process could use
this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on a host.
(CVE-2016-9637)

Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2016-December/006589.html

Solution :

Update the affected xen packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95979 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9637

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