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CVE-2017-12855 Detail

Current Description

Xen maintains the _GTF_{read,writ}ing bits as appropriate, to inform the guest that a grant is in use. A guest is expected not to modify the grant details while it is in use, whereas the guest is free to modify/reuse the grant entry when it is not in use. Under some circumstances, Xen will clear the status bits too early, incorrectly informing the guest that the grant is no longer in use. A guest may prematurely believe that a granted frame is safely private again, and reuse it in a way which contains sensitive information, while the domain on the far end of the grant is still using the grant. Xen 4.9, 4.8, 4.7, 4.6, and 4.5 are affected.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/15/2017
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 4.0
Exploitability Score: 2.0


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Changed
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3969
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100341 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1039177 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-230.html Vendor Advisory
https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX225941

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.7.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.7.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.7.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.8.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.9.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-12855
NVD Published Date:
08/15/2017
NVD Last Modified:
11/14/2017