Bug 1012582 - (CVE-2013-4371) CVE-2013-4371 xen: use-after-free in libxl_list_cpupool under memory pressure (XSA-70)
CVE-2013-4371 xen: use-after-free in libxl_list_cpupool under memory pressure...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1017843
Blocks: 1012558
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Reported: 2013-09-26 12:38 EDT by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2016-03-04 07:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-09-26 12:39:09 EDT
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Description Vincent Danen 2013-09-26 12:38:35 EDT
If realloc(3) fails then libxl_list_cpupool will incorrectly return
the now-free original pointer.

An attacker may be able to cause a multithreaded toolstack using this
function to race against itself leading to heap corruption and a
potential DoS.

Depending on the malloc implementation code execution cannot be ruled


Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Vincent Danen 2013-09-26 12:39:09 EDT

Not vulnerable.

This issue does not affect the versions of the xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 as it does not provide support for the libxl toolstack.

This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
Comment 2 Vincent Danen 2013-10-10 11:40:19 EDT
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Comment 3 Vincent Danen 2013-10-10 11:41:58 EDT
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1017843]

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