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CVE-2018-15470 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.11.x. The logic in oxenstored for handling writes depended on the order of evaluation of expressions making up a tuple. As indicated in section 7.7.3 "Operations on data structures" of the OCaml manual, the order of evaluation of subexpressions is not specified. In practice, different implementations behave differently. Thus, oxenstored may not enforce the configured quota-maxentity. This allows a malicious or buggy guest to write as many xenstore entries as it wishes, causing unbounded memory usage in oxenstored. This can lead to a system-wide DoS.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  08/17/2018
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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:N/I:N/A:H (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): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-272.html Vendor Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00013.html
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201810-06 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Uncontrolled Resource Consumption ('Resource Exhaustion') (CWE-400)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:xen:xen
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.11.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-15470
NVD Published Date:
08/17/2018
NVD Last Modified:
11/13/2018