Bug 870106 (CVE-2012-4538) - CVE-2012-4538 kernel: xen: Unhooking empty PAE entries can crash Xen
Summary: CVE-2012-4538 kernel: xen: Unhooking empty PAE entries can crash Xen
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2012-4538
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 876205
Blocks: 870154
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Reported: 2012-10-25 14:48 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2019-09-29 12:56 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-04-15 14:23:39 UTC


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Description Petr Matousek 2012-10-25 14:48:22 UTC
The HVMOP_pagetable_dying hypercall does not correctly check the caller's pagetable state, leading to a hypervisor crash.

An HVM guest running on shadow pagetables (that is, not HAP) can cause the hypervisor to crash.

Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 2 Paolo Bonzini 2012-10-25 15:00:52 UTC
RHEL5 is not affected.

Comment 3 Petr Matousek 2012-10-25 16:18:38 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 2012-11-13 14:48:06 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 876205]

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2012-11-23 02:55:36 UTC
xen-4.1.3-4.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-11-23 02:59:15 UTC
xen-4.1.3-6.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-11-23 07:20:47 UTC
xen-4.2.0-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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