Xen Hypervisor Function Error Condition Handling Lock Release Failure Guest-to-Host DoS (XSA-235)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Xen hypervisor installation is missing a security update.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor
installed on the remote host is affected by flaw in the
xenmem_add_to_physmap_one() function in arch/arm/mm.c that is
triggered as the application fails to release a lock when handling
certain error conditions. This may allow a privileged attacker within
a guest to block a physical CPU, resulting in a denial of service.

This issue only affects ARM systems. x86 systems are not affected.

Note that Nessus has checked the changeset versions based on the
xen.git change log. Nessus did not check guest hardware configurations
or if patches were applied manually to the source code before a
recompile and reinstall.

See also :


Solution :

Apply the appropriate patch according to the vendor advisory.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Misc.

Nessus Plugin ID: 102842 ()

Bugtraq ID: 100496


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