Bug 1057140 - (CVE-2014-1642) CVE-2014-1642 xen: out-of-memory condition yielding memory corruption during IRQ setup
CVE-2014-1642 xen: out-of-memory condition yielding memory corruption during ...
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1057142
Blocks: 1057145
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Reported: 2014-01-23 09:03 EST by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-02-16 10:39 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-01-23 09:04:20 EST
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Description Petr Matousek 2014-01-23 09:03:13 EST
When setting up the IRQ for a passed through physical device, a flaw in the error handling could result in a memory allocation being used after it is freed, and then freed a second time.

Malicious guest administrators can trigger a use-after-free error, resulting in hypervisor memory corruption.


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Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2014-01-23 09:04:20 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 2 as we did not have support for Xen hypervisor.
Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2014-01-23 09:04:50 EST
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1057142]

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