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CVE-2010-4238

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Overview

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.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1186-1
Posted Aug 9, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1186-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that IPC structures were not correctly initialized on 64bit systems. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Steve Chen discovered that setsockopt did not correctly check MSS values. A local attacker could make a specially crafted socket call to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Vladymyr Denysov discovered that Xen virtual CD-ROM devices were not handled correctly. A local attacker in a guest could make crafted blkback requests that would crash the host, leading to a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4165, CVE-2010-4238, CVE-2010-4249, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-1010, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-1090, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1173, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2534
MD5 | c5e74b8176fba1d422fe47aa4c8e7658
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