OracleVM 3.1 : xen (OVMSA-2012-0046)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79485


The remote OracleVM host is missing one or more security updates.


The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates :

- Xen Security Advisory CVE-2012-4411 / XSA-19 version 2 guest administrator can access qemu monitor console Disable qemu monitor by default. The qemu monitor is an overly powerful feature which must be protected from untrusted (guest) administrators. (CVE-2012-4411)

- fix xm create vcpu_avail exceeds XMLRPC int limits If maxvcpus = vcpus = 40, (1<<40 -1) will exceed XMLRPC int limit. Change it to str will work. Then in the xend side, it will converted back to int. (CVE-2012-3515)


Update the affected xen / xen-devel / xen-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79485

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2012-0046.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:vm:xen-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:vm_server:3.1

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/22/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3515, CVE-2012-4411

BID: 55413, 55442