Fedora 27 : xen (2018-1a467757ce)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111236


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


preemption checks bypassed in x86 PV MM handling [XSA-264, CVE-2018-12891] x86: #DB exception safety check can be triggered by a guest [XSA-265, CVE-2018-12893] libxl fails to honour readonly flag on HVM emulated SCSI disks [XSA-266, CVE-2018-12892]


Speculative register leakage from lazy FPU context switching [XSA-267, CVE-2018-3665] fix for change in iasl output

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Update the affected xen package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111236

File Name: fedora_2018-1a467757ce.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/24

Updated: 2020/06/04

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.9

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/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: 2018/07/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12891, CVE-2018-12892, CVE-2018-12893, CVE-2018-3665