Fedora 17 : xen-4.1.2-20.fc17 (2012-9386)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59692


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


64-bit PV guest privilege escalation vulnerability [CVE-2012-0217], guest denial of service on syscall/sysenter exception generation [CVE-2012-0218], PV guest host Denial of Service [CVE-2012-2934] Enable xenconsoled by default under systemd, adjust xend.service systemd file to avoid selinux problems

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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59692

File Name: fedora_2012-9386.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/26

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xen, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:17

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/14

Reference Information

FEDORA: 2012-9386