Fedora Core 5 : xen-3.0.3-5.fc5 (2007-344)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 24883


The remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.


A flaw was found affecting the VNC server code in QEMU. On a fully virtualized guest VM, where qemu monitor mode is enabled, a user who had access to the VNC server could gain the ability to read arbitrary files as root in the host filesystem. (CVE-2007-0998)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected xen and / or xen-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 24883

File Name: fedora_2007-344.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/03/26

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xen, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xen-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora_core:5

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/03/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-0998

FEDORA: 2007-344

CWE: 264