openSUSE 10 Security Update : xen (xen-4854)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29792


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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.

CVE-2007-5907: 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).

Also the following bugs were fixed: 279062: Timer ISR/1: Time went backwards 286859: Fix booting from SAN 310279: Kernel Panic while booting Xen 338486: xen fails to start when option 'irq= [ <value> ]' is given in domU config


Update the affected xen packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29792

File Name: suse_xen-4854.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/24

Modified: 2014/06/13

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: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-domU, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-ioemu, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/20

Reference Information

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

CWE: 264