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Date: Tue, 23 Nov 2010 16:46:42 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: CVE request: xen: request-processing loop is unbounded in blkback

If the frontend pass a bad index of production request, the backend will 
enter an endless loop and then cause a excessive CPU consumption. A Xen 
guest can cause the Xen host to be unresponsive.

This issue has been fixed in upstream by:
changeset:   391:77f831cbb91d
user:        Keir Fraser <>
date:        Fri Jan 18 16:52:25 2008 +0000
summary:     blkback: Request-processing loop is unbounded and hence 
requires a

changeset:   392:7070d34f251c
user:        Keir Fraser <>
date:        Mon Jan 21 11:43:31 2008 +0000
summary:     blkback/blktap: Check for kthread_should_stop() in inner loop,

Thanks, Eugene

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