|Bugzilla:||824966: CVE-2012-2934 kernel: denial of service due to AMD Erratum #121|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
Xen 4.0, and 4.1, when running a 64-bit PV guest on "older" AMD CPUs, does not properly protect against a certain AMD processor bug, which allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host hang) via sequential execution of instructions across a non-canonical boundary, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-0217.
This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG, as those versions have a guard page between the end of the user-mode accessible virtual address space and the beginning of the non-canonical area due to CVE-2005-1764 fix.
This issue did affect the versions of Xen hypervisor as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. A kernel-xen update for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is available to address this flaw.
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|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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Red Hat security errata
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2012:0721||June 12, 2012|
Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
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