GLSA-201612-56 : Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 96231


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-56 (Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xen. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, could gain privileges on the host system, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Xen users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/xen-4.7.1-r4' All Xen Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/xen-tools-4.7.1-r4' All Xen PvGrub users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/xen-pvgrub-4.7.1-r1'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 96231

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201612-56.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/01/03

Modified: 2017/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xen, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xen-pvgrub, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xen-tools, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/12/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10024, CVE-2016-9377, CVE-2016-9378, CVE-2016-9379, CVE-2016-9380, CVE-2016-9381, CVE-2016-9382, CVE-2016-9383, CVE-2016-9384, CVE-2016-9385, CVE-2016-9386, CVE-2016-9637, CVE-2016-9815, CVE-2016-9816, CVE-2016-9817, CVE-2016-9818, CVE-2016-9932

GLSA: 201612-56

IAVB: 2017-B-0008