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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3663-1 (xen - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

5 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2016-7092 (XSA-185) Jeremie Boutoille of Quarkslab and Shangcong Luan of Alibaba discovered a flaw in the handling of L3 pagetable entries, allowing a malicious 32-bit PV guest administrator can escalate their privilege to that of the host. CVE-2016-7094 (XSA-187) x86 HVM guests running with shadow paging use a subset of the x86 emulator to handle the guest writing to its own pagetables. Andrew Cooper of Citrix discovered that there are situations a guest can provoke which result in exceeding the space allocated for internal state. A malicious HVM guest administrator can cause Xen to fail a bug check, causing a denial of service to the host. CVE-2016-7154 (XSA-188) Mikhail Gorobets of Advanced Threat Research, Intel Security discovered a use after free flaw in the FIFO event channel code. A malicious guest administrator can crash the host, leading to a denial of service. Arbitrary code execution (and therefore privilege escalation), and information leaks, cannot be excluded.

Affected Software

Affected Software

xen on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.1-9+deb8u7. We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)