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Date: Wed, 21 May 2008 19:15:00 +0200
From: Jan Lieskovsky <>
        "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: [vendor-sec] New Xen ioemu: PVFB backend issue

Hello guys,

  on May the 15th, the following report has been posted to the
xen-unstable list:

Problem description:

ioemu: Fix PVFB backend to limit frame buffer size

The recent fix to validate the frontend's frame buffer description
neglected to limit the frame buffer size correctly. This lets a
malicious frontend make the backend attempt to map an arbitrary amount
of guest memory, which could be useful for a denial of service attack
against dom0.

Proposed fix:

As this vulnerability has security implications, we have assigned
CVE-2008-1952 to it. Please use it when referring to this issue.

Kind regards
Jan iankko Lieskovsky
RH kernel Security Response Team

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