Bug 950097 (CVE-2013-1920) - CVE-2013-1920 kernel: xen: potential use of freed memory in event channel operations
Summary: CVE-2013-1920 kernel: xen: potential use of freed memory in event channel ope...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2013-1920
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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Reported: 2013-04-09 15:37 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2023-05-11 22:25 UTC (History)
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Description Petr Matousek 2013-04-09 15:37:25 UTC
Wrong ordering of operations upon extending the per-domain event channel tracking table can cause a pointer to freed memory to be left in place, when the hypervisor is under memory pressure and XSM (Xen Security Module) is enabled.

Malicious guest kernels could inject arbitrary events or corrupt other hypervisor state, possibly leading to code execution.

References:
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2013/q2/17

Acknowledgements:

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

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2013-04-09 15:38:19 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 3 Michael Young 2013-04-16 21:10:34 UTC
Fedora isn't vulnerable as we don't build xen with XSM enabled. However the source for xen-4.2.1-10.fc19, xen-4.2.1-10.fc18 and xen-4.1.4-7.fc17 include the patch.


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