Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities

2018-01-14T00:00:00
ID GLSA-201801-14
Type gentoo
Reporter Gentoo Foundation
Modified 2018-01-14T00:00:00

Description

Background

Xen is a bare-metal hypervisor.

Description

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

Impact

A local attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Xen (QEMU) process on the host, gain privileges on the host system, or cause a Denial of Service condition.

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-4.9.1-r1"

All Xen tools users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose
 ">=app-emulation/xen-tools-4.9.1-r1"