Bug 906323 (CVE-2013-0215)

Summary: CVE-2013-0215 xen: oxenstored incorrect handling of certain Xenbus ring states
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: jlieskov, security-response-team
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Bug Depends On: 907888    
Bug Blocks: 906326    

Description Petr Matousek 2013-01-31 13:20:16 UTC
The oxenstored daemon (the ocaml version of the xenstore daemon) does
not correctly handle unusual or malicious contents in the xenstore
ring.  A malicious guest can exploit this to cause oxenstored to read
past the end of the ring (and very likely crash) or to allocate large
amounts of RAM.

A malicious guest administrator can mount a denial of service attack
affecting domain control and management functions.


Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2013-01-31 13:26:11 UTC

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

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2013-02-05 13:29:35 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 907888]

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2013-02-16 01:23:59 UTC
xen-4.1.4-4.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2013-02-18 06:49:21 UTC
xen-4.2.1-7.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.