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CVE-2018-5244 Detail

Current Description

In Xen 4.10, new infrastructure was introduced as part of an overhaul to how MSR emulation happens for guests. Unfortunately, one tracking structure isn't freed when a vcpu is destroyed. This allows guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by rebooting many times.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/102433 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040774
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201810-06
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-253.html Issue Tracking Mitigation Vendor Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-119 Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer NIST  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
4.10.0


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-5244
NVD Published Date:
01/05/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/31/2018