Xen Project x86 Paravirtualization Local DoS (XSA-264)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111379


The remote Xen hypervisor installation is missing a security update.


According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor installed on the remote host is affected by a local 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.


Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111379

File Name: xen_server_XSA-264.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2018/07/27

Updated: 2018/12/07

Dependencies: 78089

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-12891

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:xen:xen

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/06/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-12891

BID: 104570

IAVB: 2018-B-0094