Bug 877393 (CVE-2012-5514)

Summary: CVE-2012-5514 kernel: xen: Broken error handling in guest_physmap_mark_populate_on_demand()
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, pbonzini, security-response-team, tburke
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OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,public=20121203,reported=20121115,source=upstream,cvss2=5.5/AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C,rhel-5/kernel-xen=notaffected,fedora-all/xen=affected
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Bug Depends On: 883091    
Bug Blocks: 877406    

Description Petr Matousek 2012-11-16 07:14:41 EST
guest_physmap_mark_populate_on_demand(), before carrying out its actual
operation, checks that the subject GFNs are not in use. If that check fails,
the code prints a message and bypasses the gfn_unlock() matching the
gfn_lock() carried out before entering the loop.

A malicious HVM guest administrator can cause Xen to hang.


Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-11-16 07:18:30 EST

Not vulnerable.

This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel-xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as we did not have support for Xen hypervisor.
Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2012-12-03 13:19:33 EST
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 883091]
Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-12-13 01:00:49 EST
xen-4.1.3-7.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-12-15 12:56:14 EST
xen-4.1.3-6.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.