CVE Database

CVE-2007-4993

Impact: Important
Public: 2007-09-22
Bugzilla: 302801: CVE-2007-4993 xen guest root can escape to domain 0 through pygrub

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

pygrub (tools/pygrub/src/GrubConf.py) in Xen 3.0.3, when booting a guest domain, allows local users with elevated privileges in the guest domain to execute arbitrary commands in domain 0 via a crafted grub.conf file whose contents are used in exec statements.

Find out more about CVE-2007-4993 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (xen) RHSA-2007:0323 October 02, 2007
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xen) RHSA-2007:0323 October 02, 2007

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