Oracle Linux 5 : xen (ELSA-2016-2963)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 95979
SynopsisThe remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionFrom 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected xen packages.