OracleVM 3.2 : xen (OVMSA-2013-0072)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 79519


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


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

- x86: check segment descriptor read result in 64-bit OUTS emulation When emulating such an operation from a 64-bit context (CS has long mode set), and the data segment is overridden to FS/GS, the result of reading the overridden segment's descriptor (read_descriptor) is not checked. If it fails, data_base is left uninitialized.
This can lead to 8 bytes of Xen's stack being leaked to the guest (implicitly, i.e. via the address given in a #PF). Coverity-ID: 1055116 This is CVE-2013-4368 / XSA-67.

Fix formatting. (CVE-2013-4368)


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 79519

File Name: oraclevm_OVMSA-2013-0072.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/26

Modified: 2017/02/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4368

BID: 62935