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CVE-2009-1758 Detail

Description

The hypervisor_callback function in Xen, possibly before 3.4.0, as applied to the Linux kernel 2.6.30-rc4, 2.6.18, and probably other versions allows guest user applications to cause a denial of service (kernel oops) of the guest OS by triggering a segmentation fault in "certain address ranges."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  05/22/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1758
Original release date:
05/22/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
5.0 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
2.9
Exploitability Subscore:
10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/10/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1132.html and https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1106.html .

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://lists.xensource.com/archives/html/xen-devel/2009-05/msg00561.html Exploit External Source MLIST [Xen-devel] 20090513 [PATCH] linux/i386: hypervisor_callback adjustments
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1809 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1809
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/05/14/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090514 CVE Request: XEN local denial of service
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34957 External Source BID 34957
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10313 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10313

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10313
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10313

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

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