Fedora 18 : xen-4.2.0-3.fc18 (2012-17135)

low Nessus Plugin ID 62912


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


update to xen 4.2.0, limit the size of guest kernels and ramdisks to avoid running out of memeory on dom0 during guest boot [XSA-25, CVE-2012-4544] (#870414)

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Update the affected xen package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 62912

File Name: fedora_2012-17135.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/14/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.0


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:xen, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:18

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/29/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4544

BID: 56289

FEDORA: 2012-17135