Xen Multiple Vulnerabilities (Spectre) (Meltdown) (XSA-254)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 106902
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VPR Score: 7.9

Synopsis

The remote Xen hypervisor installation is missing a security update.

Description

According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.

Note that Nessus has checked the changeset versions based on the xen.git change log. Nessus did not check guest hardware configurations or if patches were applied manually to the source code before a recompile and reinstall.

Solution

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.

See Also

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-254.html

https://xenbits.xen.org/gitweb/?p=xen.git;a=summary

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 106902

File Name: xen_server_XSA-254.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2/20/2018

Updated: 11/8/2019

Dependencies: xen_server_detect.nbin

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-5754

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:xen:xen

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Xen Hypervisor, Settings/ParanoidReport

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/14/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/2/2018

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, CVE-2017-5754

BID: 102371, 102376, 102378

IAVA: 2018-A-0019, 2018-A-0020