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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for xen RHSA-2015:2065-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'xen'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'xen'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The xen packages contain administration
tools and the xend service for managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization
on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU's NE2000 NIC
emulation implementation handled certain packets received over the network.
A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU
instance (denial of service) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the
host. (CVE-2015-5279)

Red Hat would like to thank Qinghao Tang of QIHU 360 Inc. for reporting
this issue.

All xen users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be restarted
for this update to take effect.

Affected Software/OS:
xen on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2015-5279
BugTraq ID: 76746
Debian Security Information: DSA-3361 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-3362 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1896
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1923
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1924
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2015:1925
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:1782 (Google Search)
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