Debian Security Advisory

DLA-783-1 xen -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
13 Jan 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2016-10013, CVE-2016-10024.
More information:

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:

  • CVE-2016-10013 (xsa-204)

    Xen mishandles SYSCALL singlestep during emulation which can lead to privilege escalation. The vulnerability is only exposed to 64-bit x86 HVM guests.

  • CVE-2016-10024 (xsa-202)

    PV guests may be able to mask interrupts causing a Denial of Service.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.6.lts1-5.

We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.

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