Bug 964264 (CVE-2013-2078) - CVE-2013-2078 kernel: xen: Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery on XSETBV
Summary: CVE-2013-2078 kernel: xen: Hypervisor crash due to missing exception recovery...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2013-2078
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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high
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 970202
Blocks: 964266
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Reported: 2013-05-17 16:53 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2021-02-17 07:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-05-17 16:57:14 UTC


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Description Petr Matousek 2013-05-17 16:53:34 UTC
Processors do certain validity checks on the register values passed to XSETBV. For the PV emulation path for that instruction the hypervisor code didn't check for certain invalid bit combinations, thus exposing itself to a fault occurring when invoking that instruction on behalf of the guest.

Malicious or buggy unprivileged user space can cause the entire host to crash.

Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2013-05-17 16:57:14 UTC
Statement:

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 as we did not have support for Xen hypervisor.

Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2013-06-03 16:50:54 UTC
Now public via:

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2013/06/03/3

Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2013-06-03 16:51:57 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 970202]

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2013-06-13 06:50:40 UTC
xen-4.2.2-6.fc19 has been pushed to the Fedora 19 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2013-06-14 02:28:35 UTC
xen-4.2.2-6.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2013-06-16 05:44:21 UTC
xen-4.1.5-5.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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