Debian DSA-4131-1 : xen - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 107123
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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: High

ID: 107123

File Name: debian_DSA-4131.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/5/2018

Updated: 11/13/2018

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.1

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


Risk Factor: High

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: 3/4/2018

Reference Information

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

DSA: 4131