Bug 821676 (CVE-2012-2625)

Summary: CVE-2012-2625 xen: pv bootloader doesn't check the size of the bzip2 or lzma compressed kernel
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: drjones, imammedo, lersek, mrezanin, pbonzini, security-response-team, tburke, xen-maint
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20120504,reported=20120502,source=researcher,cvss2=2.7/AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P,rhel-5/xen=affected,fedora-all/xen=affected
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Bug Depends On: 818412, 821704, 821705    
Bug Blocks: 821701    

Description Petr Matousek 2012-05-15 06:36:33 EDT
The pv bootloader doesn't check the size of a bzip2 or lzma compressed kernel image.  Denial of service can be caused by padding a large file at the end of the kernel image, which can be used by a malicious domU root to cause OOM conditions on the host.


Red Hat would like to thank Xinli Niu for reporting this issue.
Comment 3 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2012-05-15 21:43:16 EDT
This has been assigned CVE-2012-2625 by MITRE.
Comment 4 Eugene Teo (Security Response) 2012-05-15 21:44:32 EDT
This is public, http://bugzilla.xensource.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1817.
Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2012-07-10 09:49:21 EDT
Upstream fix:

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2012-07-31 14:45:50 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2012:1130 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1130.html