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Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2013 13:15:17 +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 43 (CVE-2013-0231) - Linux pciback DoS via
 not rate limited log messages.

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             Xen Security Advisory CVE-2013-0231 / XSA-43
			      version 2

         Linux pciback DoS via not rate limited log messages.

UPDATES IN VERSION 2
====================

Public release.

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

Xen's PCI backend drivers in Linux allow a guest with assigned PCI device(s)
to cause a DoS through a flood of kernel messages, potentially affecting other
domains in the system.

IMPACT
======

A malicious guest can mount a DoS affecting the entire system.

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

All systems running guests with access to passed through PCI devices are
vulnerable.

Both mainline ("pvops") and classic-Xen patch kernels are affected.

MITIGATION
==========

This issue can be avoided by not assigning PCI devices to untrusted
guests.

RESOLUTION
==========

Applying the appropriate attached patch resolves this issue.

xsa43-pvops.patch            Apply to mainline Linux 3.8-rc5.
xsa43-classic.patch          Apply to linux-2.6.18-xen tree.

$ sha256sum xsa43*.patch
4dec2d9b043bce2b8b54578573ba254fa7e6cbf4640cd100f40d8bf8a5a6a470  xsa43-classic.patch
6efe83c9951dcba20f18095814d19089e19230c6876bbdab32cc2f1165bb07c8  xsa43-pvops.patch
$
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Download attachment "xsa43-classic.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (884 bytes)

Download attachment "xsa43-pvops.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (1786 bytes)

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