GLSA-201702-27 : Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 97270


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201702-27 (Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities)

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

A local attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with privileges of Xen (QEMU) process on the host, 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-r5' All Xen Tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-emulation/xen-tools-4.7.1-r6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 97270

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201702-27.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/21

Modified: 2017/02/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:xen, 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: 2017/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2615

GLSA: 201702-27

IAVB: 2017-B-0024