Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2544-1 xen -- denial of service
- Date Reported:
- 08 Sep 2012
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2012-3494, CVE-2012-3496.
- More information:
Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xen, an hypervisor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
It was discovered that set_debugreg allows writes to reserved bits of the DR7 debug control register on amd64 (x86-64) paravirtualised guests, allowing a guest to crash the host.
Matthew Daley discovered that XENMEM_populate_physmap, when called with the MEMF_populate_on_demand flag set, a BUG (detection routine) can be triggered if a translating paging mode is not being used, allowing a guest to crash the host.
For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in version 4.0.1-5.4.
For the testing distribution (wheezy), these problems will be fixed soon.
For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.3-2.
We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.