Oracle Linux 5 : xen (ELSA-2013-0599)

high Nessus Plugin ID 68774
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Synopsis

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2013:0599 :

Updated xen packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU emulated the e1000 network interface card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a fully-virtualized guest using the e1000 emulated driver was not. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges in the guest.
(CVE-2012-6075)

All users of xen are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2013-March/003336.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 68774

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2013-0599.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/12/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/7/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/12/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075

BID: 57420

RHSA: 2013:0599