Debian DSA-4131-1 : xen - security update

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107123


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor :

- CVE-2018-7540 Jann Horn discovered that missing checks in page table freeing may result in denial of service.

- CVE-2018-7541 Jan Beulich discovered that incorrect error handling in grant table checks may result in guest-to-host denial of service and potentially privilege escalation.

- CVE-2018-7542 Ian Jackson discovered that insufficient handling of x86 PVH guests without local APICs may result in guest-to-host denial of service.


Upgrade the xen packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 4.8.3+comet2+shim4.10.0+comet3-1+deb9u5.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107123

File Name: debian_DSA-4131.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/05

Updated: 2018/11/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7540, CVE-2018-7541, CVE-2018-7542

DSA: 4131