Debian DLA-699-1 : xen security update

Low Nessus Plugin ID 94520

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VPR Score: 5.2

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Xen does not properly honor CR0.TS and CR0.EM, which allows local x86 HVM guest OS users to read or modify FPU, MMX, or XMM register state information belonging to arbitrary tasks on the guest by modifying an instruction while the hypervisor is preparing to emulate it.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.6.lts1-3.

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/2016/11/msg00007.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94520

File Name: debian_DLA-699.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/04

Updated: 2020/07/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 5.2

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.3

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7777

IAVB: 2016-B-0149-S