OracleVM 3.2 : xen (OVMSA-2013-0040)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79508


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


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

- libxc: limit cpu values when setting vcpu affinity When support for pinning more than 64 cpus was added, check for cpu out-of-range values was removed. This can lead to subsequent out-of-bounds cpumap array accesses in case the cpu number is higher than the actual count.
This patch returns the check. This is CVE-2013-2072 / XSA-56 (CVE-2013-2072)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79508

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2013-0040.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 11/26/2014

Updated: 1/4/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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:3.2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/17/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/28/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2072

BID: 59982