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CVE-2017-12134

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The xen_biovec_phys_mergeable function in drivers/xen/biomerge.c in Xen might allow local OS guest users to corrupt block device data streams and consequently obtain sensitive memory information, cause a denial of service, or gain host OS privileges by leveraging incorrect block IO merge-ability calculation.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3444-2
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3444-2 - USN-3444-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Jan H. Schonherr discovered that the Xen subsystem did not properly handle block IO merges correctly in some situations. An attacker in a guest vm could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges in the host. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 35877454252148901b89f4dd6950a1f2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3444-1
Posted Oct 11, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3444-1 - Jan H. Schonherr discovered that the Xen subsystem did not properly handle block IO merges correctly in some situations. An attacker in a guest vm could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly gain administrative privileges in the host. Andrey Konovalov discovered that a divide-by-zero error existed in the TCP stack implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, tcp
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12134, CVE-2017-14106, CVE-2017-14140
MD5 | 69e05e53e6c024f8c444c2dfccbfb315
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