Fedora 16 : xen-4.1.3-2.fc16 (2012-13443)

high Nessus Plugin ID 62155
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


a malicious 64-bit PV guest can crash the dom0 [XSA-12, CVE-2012-3494] (#854585) a malicious crash might be able to crash the dom0 or escalate privileges [XSA-13, CVE-2012-3495] (#854589) a malicious PV guest can crash the dom0 [XSA-14, CVE-2012-3496] (#854590) a malicious HVM guest can crash the dom0 and might be able to read hypervisor or guest memory [XSA-16, CVE-2012-3498] (#854593) an HVM guest could use VT100 escape sequences to escalate privileges to that of the qemu process [XSA-17, CVE-2012-3515] (#854599) disable qemu monitor by default [XSA-19, CVE-2012-4411] (#855141)

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: 62155

File Name: fedora_2012-13443.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/18/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xen, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/7/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3494, CVE-2012-3495, CVE-2012-3496, CVE-2012-3498, CVE-2012-3515, CVE-2012-4411

BID: 55400, 55406, 55412, 55413, 55414, 55442

FEDORA: 2012-13443