Bug 1765043 (CVE-2019-18421) - CVE-2019-18421 xen: a malicious PV guest administrator may be able to escalate their privilege to that of the host
Summary: CVE-2019-18421 xen: a malicious PV guest administrator may be able to escalat...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-18421
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1767726
Blocks: 1762982
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Reported: 2019-10-24 08:32 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2019-11-01 08:50 UTC (History)
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Description Marian Rehak 2019-10-24 08:32:42 UTC
The code contains several races which, if triggered, can cause Xen to drop or retain extra type counts, potentially allowing guests to get write access to in-use pagetables.

Comment 3 Marian Rehak 2019-11-01 08:50:07 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1767726]


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