Date: Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:26:18 +0000 From: Xen.org security team <security@....org> To: xen-announce@...ts.xen.org, xen-devel@...ts.xen.org, xen-users@...ts.xen.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Xen.org security team <security@....org> Subject: Xen Security Advisory 27 (CVE-2012-5511,CVE-2012-6333) - several HVM operations do not validate the range of their inputs -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Xen Security Advisory CVE-2012-5511,CVE-2012-6333 / XSA-27 version 5 several HVM operations do not validate the range of their inputs UPDATES IN VERSION 5 ==================== The supplied patch for 4.1 was found to contain a bug. The patch has been updated. The incremental fix can be found at http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2013-01/msg01193.html Mitre have asked that two CVEs are used for the issues described here: * CVE-2012-5511 now applies only to the stack-based buffer overflow that was fixed in 4.2. * CVE-2012-6333 applies to the large input validation issues. ISSUE DESCRIPTION ================= Several HVM control operations do not check the size of their inputs and can tie up a physical CPU for extended periods of time. In addition dirty video RAM tracking involves clearing the bitmap provided by the domain controlling the guest (e.g. dom0 or a stubdom). If the size of that bitmap is overly large, an intermediate variable on the hypervisor stack may overflow that stack. IMPACT ====== A malicious guest administrator can cause Xen to become unresponsive or to crash leading in either case to a Denial of Service. VULNERABLE SYSTEMS ================== All Xen versions from 3.4 onwards are vulnerable. However Xen 4.2 and unstable are not vulnerable to the stack overflow. Systems running either of these are not vulnerable to the crash. Version 3.4, 4.0 and 4.1 are vulnerable to both the stack overflow and the physical CPU hang. The vulnerability is only exposed to HVM guests. MITIGATION ========== Running only PV guests will avoid this vulnerability. RESOLUTION ========== Applying the appropriate attached patch resolves this issue. xsa27-4.1.patch Xen 4.1.x xsa27-4.2.patch Xen 4.2.x xsa27-4.unstable.patch xen-unstable $ sha256sum xsa27*.patch 82c9160484165acdebf91e8d80538829c756cf5abc2d8d890c8b4abd9aa4800a xsa27-4.1.patch 462eae827944d1d337a6ebf13a36ea952d7fb76b993b9c29946e1d9cfb5ea2a3 xsa27-4.2.patch fcb07c6bd78a0d9513a68e2eb3bf0c21ef4d8ff0e6ebf6fdce04a3170303cab6 xsa27-unstable.patch $ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.10 (GNU/Linux) iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJQ9+vTAAoJEIP+FMlX6CvZYdIIAIydLf9OVKnYmFvbze6CeSTd KOp0EgmJu/Da4bbGejn3HKMZD9KsZ8nMAv/rIyQKgfNcSLWd0giMJ0IDyqnoVP0v W/UiL5b7IiGToYLhqQJWM21sIxD/YC9rZTyqg00LhSSxO0NPzsPuD5r/qPakuJ8l 11cJ87oEObZAK/0csyy2X+Eh00UAkcc0pOiAM3+jjamM1lq/lUt/RX4e00VRGLoJ K3Cy1B5IesnA1CbgJZn2RSQSLWLFKN5W6/ChtkPUmJDsJzuv60VRHptv4PbD+/Cf VtdGChfvs/dDYhPVt2c/kYMmqv/Brz8TzpaeUC4CzYnCLyRxplsQOPtLRzK+46o= =NqsN -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Download attachment "xsa27-4.1.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (5861 bytes) Download attachment "xsa27-4.2.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (4441 bytes) Download attachment "xsa27-unstable.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (3669 bytes)
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