Oracle Linux 5 : xen (ELSA-2016-2963)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 95979


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2963 :

An update for xen is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Xen is a virtual machine monitor

Security Fix(es) :

* An out of bounds array access issue was found in the Xen virtual machine monitor, built with the QEMU ioport support. It could occur while doing ioport read/write operations, if guest was to supply a 32bit address parameter. A privileged guest user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges on a host.

Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.


Update the affected xen packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 95979

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2963.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/12/21

Modified: 2017/03/06

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.7

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:xen-libs, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9637

OSVDB: 148308

RHSA: 2016:2963