Xen vbd_create() function denial of service
|xen-vdbcreate-dos (64698)||Medium Risk|
Xen is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a missing sanity check in the vbd_create() function. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a virtual CD-ROM drive with blkback to cause the host system to crash.
Denial of Service
Apply the appropriate patch for your system. See References.
- Red Hat Bugzilla Bug 655623: CVE-2010-4238 kernel: Xen Dom0 crash with Windows 2008 R2 64bit DomU + GPLPV.
- XenSource Web site: Xen.
- BID-45795: Xen 'vbd_create()' Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-4238: The vbd_create function in Xen 3.1.2, when the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 is used, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS panic) via an attempted access to a virtual CD-ROM device through the blkback driver. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.
- OSVDB ID: 70660: Linux Kernel on RHEL Xen vbd_create Function blkback Driver Virtual CD-ROM Device Access Local DoS
- RHSA-2011-0017: Important: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 kernel security and bug fix update
- SA46397: VMware ESX / ESXi Server Multiple Vulnerabilities
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
- RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
- XenSource Xen 3.1.2
Jan 14, 2011
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