Debian DLA-614-1 : xen security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 93413

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

CVE-2016-7092 (XSA-185)

Jeremie Boutoille of Quarkslab and Shangcong Luan of Alibaba discovered a flaw in the handling of L3 pagetable entries, allowing a malicious 32-bit PV guest administrator can escalate their privilege to that of the host.

CVE-2016-7094 (XSA-187)

x86 HVM guests running with shadow paging use a subset of the x86 emulator to handle the guest writing to its own pagetables. Andrew Cooper of Citrix discovered that there are situations a guest can provoke which result in exceeding the space allocated for internal state. A malicious HVM guest administrator can cause Xen to fail a bug check, causing a denial of service to the host.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.6.lts1-2. For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.1-9+deb8u7.

We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.

NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/09/msg00008.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/xen

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93413

File Name: debian_DLA-614.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/12/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxen-4.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxen-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxen-ocaml, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxen-ocaml-dev, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libxenstore3.0, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-docs-4.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-hypervisor-4.1-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-hypervisor-4.1-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-system-amd64, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-system-i386, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-utils-4.1, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xen-utils-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:xenstore-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7092, CVE-2016-7094

IAVB: 2016-B-0140-S