Fedora 27 : xen (2018-c553a586c8)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 107176


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


add Xen page-table isolation (XPTI) mitigation and Branch Target Injection (BTI) mitigation for XSA-254 DoS via non-preemptable L3/L4 pagetable freeing [XSA-252] (#1549568) grant table v2 -> v1 transition may crash Xen [XSA-255] (#1549570) x86 PVH guest without LAPIC may DoS the host [XSA-256] (#1549572)

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Update the affected xen package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 107176

File Name: fedora_2018-c553a586c8.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/03/07

Modified: 2018/03/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.1

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


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:fedoraproject:fedora:xen, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:27

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2018/03/06

Reference Information

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