Fedora 17 : xen-4.1.3-6.fc17 (2012-18242)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63009
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Synopsis

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description

A guest can block a cpu by setting a bad VCPU deadline [XSA 20, CVE-2012-4535] (#876198) HVM guest can use invalid pirq values to crash xen [XSA 21, CVE-2012-4536] (#876200) HVM guest can exhaust p2m table crashing xen [XSA 22, CVE-2012-4537] (#876203) PAE HVM guest can crash hypervisor [XSA-23, CVE-2012-4538] (#876205) 32-bit PV guest on 64-bit hypervisor can cause an hypervisor infinite loop [XSA-24, CVE-2012-4539] (#876207)

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.

Solution

Update the affected xen package.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870086

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870096

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870101

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870106

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=870110

http://www.nessus.org/u?838f0a81

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63009

File Name: fedora_2012-18242.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/23/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

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

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: 11/15/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4535, CVE-2012-4536, CVE-2012-4537, CVE-2012-4538, CVE-2012-4539

FEDORA: 2012-18242