Xen Project INVPCID with Non-Canonical Addresses DoS (XSA-279)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 119659
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 guest-to-host denial of service vulnerability. An attacker located on a guest virtual machine may be able to exploit this vulnerability to affect the availability of the host system. Only 64-bit PV guests are affected.
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.