When shutting down a VM with a stubdomain, a race in cxenstored may
cause a double-free.
The xenstored daemon may crash, resulting in a DoS of any parts of the
system relying on it (including domain creation / destruction,
ballooning, device changes, etc).
All versions of Xen are vulnerable.
Only systems running the C version os xenstored ("xenstored") are
vulnerable; systems running the Ocaml version ("oxenstored") are not
Only systems running devicemodel stubdomains are vulnerable. Only x86
HVM guests can use stubdomains. Therefore ARM systems, x86 systems
running only PV guests, and x86 systems running HVM guests with the
devicemodel not in a stubdomain (eg in dom0), are not vulnerable.
Running oxenstored will mitigate this issue. Not using stubdomains
will also mitigate the issue.
Name: Eric Chanudet (AIS)
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1490884]