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Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2012 17:51:48 +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 32 (CVE-2012-5525) - several hypercalls do
 not validate input GFNs

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	     Xen Security Advisory CVE-2012-5525 / XSA-32
			      version 4

	     several hypercalls do not validate input GFNs

UPDATES IN VERSION 4
====================

Public release.

ISSUE DESCRIPTION
=================

The function get_page_from_gfn does not validate its input GFN. An
invalid GFN passed to a hypercall which uses this function will cause
the hypervisor to read off the end of the frame table and potentially
crash.

IMPACT
======

A malicious guest administrator of a PV guest can cause Xen to crash.
If the out of bounds access does not lead to a crash, a carefully
crafted privilege escalation cannot be excluded, even though the guest
doesn't itself control the values written.

VULNERABLE SYSTEMS
==================

Only Xen 4.2 and Xen unstable are vulnerable. Xen 4.1 and earlier are
not vulnerable.

The vulnerability is exposed only to PV guests.

MITIGATION
==========

Running only trusted PV guest kernels will avoid this vulnerability.

Running only HVM guests will avoid this vulnerability.

RESOLUTION
==========

Applying the appropriate attached patch resolves this issue.

xsa32-4.2.patch             Xen 4.2.x, xen-unstable
xsa32-unstable.patch        xen-unstable


$ sha256sum xsa32*.patch
ad25c9298b543ef7af40e9f09cae232d36efc1932804678355ab724a19e3afd9  xsa32-4.2.patch
734cff82a93f032165ef26633acb30a499cc063141c2b16fccb294703718fcb0  xsa32-unstable.patch
$
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Download attachment "xsa32-4.2.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (631 bytes)

Download attachment "xsa32-unstable.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (631 bytes)

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