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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-09

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-09
Posted Nov 15, 2016
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-9 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xen, the worst of which allows gaining of privileges on the host system. Versions less than 4.6.3-r3 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-6258, CVE-2016-7092, CVE-2016-7093, CVE-2016-7094, CVE-2016-7777
MD5 | 023e91b60befde95a8b3b8550ed7d73b

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201611-09

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Severity: Normal
Title: Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: November 15, 2016
Bugs: #588780, #593198, #594850
ID: 201611-09

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xen, the worst of which
allows gaining of privileges on the host system.

Background
==========

Xen is a bare-metal hypervisor.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-emulation/xen < 4.6.3-r3 >= 4.6.3-r3
2 app-emulation/xen-tools < 4.6.3-r2 >= 4.6.3-r2
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2 affected packages

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

A malicious guest administrator could escalate their privileges on the
host system or cause a Denial of Service. Additionally, a malicious
unprivileged guest user may be able to obtain or corrupt sensitive
information (including cryptographic material) in other programs in the
same guest.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Xen users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/xen-4.6.3-r3"

All Xen tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot -v ">=app-emulation/xen-tools-4.6.3-r2

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2016-6258
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-6258
[ 2 ] CVE-2016-7092
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7092
[ 3 ] CVE-2016-7093
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7093
[ 4 ] CVE-2016-7094
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7094
[ 5 ] CVE-2016-7777
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-7777

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201611-09

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5


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