SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Xen (SAT Patch Number 8577)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 71393
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Synopsis

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Xen has been updated to fix a security issue and a bug :

- XSA-73: A lock order reversal between page allocation and grant table locks could lead to host crashes or even host code execution. (CVE-2013-4494)

A non-security bug has also been fixed :

- It is possible to start a VM twice on the same node (bnc#840997)

Solution

Apply SAT patch number 8577.

See Also

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=840997

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=848657

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4494.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71393

File Name: suse_11_xen-201311-131125.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/13/2013

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-doc-html, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-default, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-pae, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-kmp-trace, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-libs, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-libs-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:xen-tools-domU, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/25/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4494