Fedora 18 : xen-4.2.0-4.fc18 (2012-18146)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63032
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The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


A guest can block a cpu by setting a bad VCPU deadline [XSA 20, CVE-2012-4535] (#876198) 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.


Update the affected xen package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63032

File Name: fedora_2012-18146.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/26/2012

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4


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:18

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/14/2012

Reference Information

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

FEDORA: 2012-18146