[kernel-xen] Xen Security Advisory 86 - libvchan failure handling malicious ring indexes
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Fri Feb 7 00:37:10 EST 2014
Xen Security Advisory XSA-86
libvchan failure handling malicious ring indexes
UPDATES IN VERSION 2
libvchan (a library for inter-domain communication) does not correctly
handle unusual or malicious contents in the xenstore ring. A
malicious guest can exploit this to cause a libvchan-using facility to
read or write past the end of the ring.
libvchan-using facilities are vulnerable to denial of service and
perhaps privilege escalation.
There are no such services provided in the upstream Xen Project
All versions of libvchan are vulnerable. Only installations which use
libvchan for communication involving untrusted domains are vulnerable.
libvirt, xapi, xend, libxl and xl do not use libvchan. If your
installation contains other Xen-related software components it is
possible that they use libvchan and might be vulnerable.
Xen versions 4.1 and earlier do not contain libvchan.
Disabling libvchan-based facilities could be used to mitigate the
This issue was discovered by Marek Marczykowski-GÃ³recki of Invisible
Fixed in xen-4.2.3-13
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