CVE-2016-5242 Detail

Current Description

The p2m_teardown function in arch/arm/p2m.c in Xen 4.4.x through 4.6.x allows local guest OS users with access to the driver domain to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by creating concurrent domains and holding references to them, related to VMID exhaustion.


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Evaluator Description

CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference

Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.6 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3633
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/91015
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1036035
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-181.html Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-5242
NVD Published Date:
06/07/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016
Source:
MITRE