Xen Project Speculative Execution Side Channel Vulnerability (XSA-273) (Foreshadow)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 112159
SynopsisThe remote Xen hypervisor installation is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor
installed on the remote host is affected by a speculative execution
side channel attack known as L1 Terminal Fault (L1TF). An attacker
who successfully exploited L1TF may be able to read privileged data
across trust boundaries.
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.
SolutionApply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.