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CVE-2015-8338 Detail

Current Description

Xen 4.6.x and earlier does not properly enforce limits on page order inputs for the (1) XENMEM_increase_reservation, (2) XENMEM_populate_physmap, (3) XENMEM_exchange, and possibly other HYPERVISOR_memory_op suboperations, which allows ARM guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption, guest reboot, or watchdog timeout and host reboot) and possibly have unspecified other impact via unknown vectors.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Insufficient_Info
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3633
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/78920
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1034390
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-158.html Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • 7PK - Security Features (CWE-254)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
4.6.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2015-8338
NVD Published Date:
12/17/2015
NVD Last Modified:
12/07/2016