CVE-2010-4247

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2008-01-18
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
656206: CVE-2010-4247 xen: request-processing loop is unbounded in blkback

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The do_block_io_op function in (1) drivers/xen/blkback/blkback.c and (2) drivers/xen/blktap/blktap.c in Xen before 3.4.0 for the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a large production request index to the blkback or blktap back-end drivers. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2010-4247 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0004 2011-01-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel-xen Affected

Mitigation

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