SuSE 10 Security Update : Xen (ZYPP Patch Number 7547)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57265


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


This collective June/2011 Update for Xen provides the following fixes :

- Xen does not properly check the upper boundary of user-supplied data in the get_free_port() function when getting a new event channel port. A local user on the guest operating system can exploit this flaw to cause denial of service conditions or potentially gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2011-1166)

- 654798: Fix race between hotplug scripts writing to xenstore and xend registering a watch for the write.

- 684297: HVM taking too long to dump vmcore

- 688757: Fix kernel panic on fully virtualized setup

- 658413: Fix root drive search on SLES 10-SP3 HVM guest

- 675363: Random lockups with kernel-xen related to graphics


Apply ZYPP patch number 7547.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57265

File Name: suse_xen-201106-7547.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Modified: 2014/01/09

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/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: 2011/06/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1166