Xen arch_domain_create() Function Local APIC Assumption NULL Pointer Dereference Guest-to-host DoS (XSA-256)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107099

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 a denial of service vulnerability.

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-256.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107099

File Name: xen_server_XSA-256.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/03/02

Updated: 2019/11/08

Dependencies: 78089

Configuration: Enable paranoid mode

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-7542

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:xen:xen

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/02/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7542

BID: 103175