Citrix XenServer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CTX216071)

High Nessus Plugin ID 93608

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VPR Score: 6.7


The remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


The version of Citrix XenServer running on the remote host is missing a security hotfix. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities :

- A flaw exists due to improper handling of pagetable walks that contain recursive L3 pagetable entries. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-7092)

- A flaw exists due to improper handling of instruction pointer truncation when emulating HVM instructions. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-7093)

- An overflow condition exists in the x86 HVM guests due to improper handling of writing to pagetables, specifically when the guest is running shadow paging using a subset of the x86 emulator. An attacker on the guest can exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the host. (CVE-2016-7094)

- A use-after-free error exists when calling the EVTCHNOP_init_control operation with a bad guest frame number. An attacker on the guest can exploit this, by freeing a control structure without also clearing the corresponding pointer, to crash the host or potentially gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2016-7154)


Apply the appropriate hotfix according to the vendor advisory.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 93608

File Name: citrix_xenserver_CTX216071.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Family: Misc.

Published: 2016/09/20

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 76770

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-7154

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:citrix:xenserver

Required KB Items: Host/XenServer/version, Host/local_checks_enabled

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/09/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/09/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7092, CVE-2016-7093, CVE-2016-7094, CVE-2016-7154

BID: 92862, 92863, 92864, 92865