CVE-2015-8551

medium

Description

The PCI backend driver in Xen, when running on an x86 system and using Linux 3.1.x through 4.3.x as the driver domain, allows local guest administrators to hit BUG conditions and cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by leveraging a system with access to a passed-through MSI or MSI-X capable physical PCI device and a crafted sequence of XEN_PCI_OP_* operations, aka "Linux pciback missing sanity checks."

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-03/msg00094.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-04/msg00045.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-06/msg00059.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-07/msg00005.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00000.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00044.html

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2016-08/msg00055.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201604-03

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3434

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034480

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-157.html

Details

Source: Mitre, NVD

Published: 2016-04-13

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Severity: Medium

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Severity: Medium