SuSE 10 Security Update : xen (ZYPP Patch Number 4766)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29791


The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.


This update fixes various Xen issues.

Two security problems were fixed: CVE-2007-5906: Xen allowed virtual guest system users to cause a denial of service (hypervisor crash) by using a debug register (DR7) to set certain breakpoints.

- Xen 3.1.1 does not prevent modification of the CR4 TSC from applications, which allows pv guests to cause a denial of service (crash). (CVE-2007-5907)

Also the following bugs were fixed: 279062: Timer ISR/1: Time went backwards 340379: Xen-3.04_13138-0.52 not working with FV File-Backed VMs


Apply ZYPP patch number 4766.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29791

File Name: suse_xen-4766.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/24

Modified: 2012/05/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:suse:suse_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5906, CVE-2007-5907

CWE: 264