CVE-2016-4963

medium
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Description

The libxl device-handling in Xen through 4.6.x allows local guest OS users with access to the driver domain to cause a denial of service (management tool confusion) by manipulating information in the backend directories in xenstore.

References

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036024

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-178.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00006.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-06-07

Updated: 2018-09-07

Type: CWE-284

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 1.9

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 4.7

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (9 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
117349Debian DLA-1493-1 : xen security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
medium
94269SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2533-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
94000openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-1170) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93999openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-1169) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93298SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2100-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93296SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2093-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
92081Fedora 24 : xen (2016-389be30b95)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
medium
92059Fedora 23 : xen (2016-103752d2a9)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
91937FreeBSD : xen-tools -- Unsanitised driver domain input in libxl device handling (e589ae90-4212-11e6-942d-bc5ff45d0f28)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
medium