openSUSE 10 Security Update : xen (xen-4764)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29891


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


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 340379: Xen-3.04_13138-0.52 not working with FV File-Backed VMs


Update the affected xen packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29891

File Name: suse_xen-4764.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/08

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-doc-ps, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:xen-tools-ioemu, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/28

Reference Information

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

CWE: 264