|Bugzilla:||851139: CVE-2012-3494 kernel: xen: hypercall set_debugreg vulnerability|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The set_debugreg hypercall in include/asm-x86/debugreg.h in Xen 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2, and Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 and earlier, when running on x86-64 systems, allows local OS guest users to cause a denial of service (host crash) by writing to the reserved bits of the DR7 debug control register.
This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel-xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as we did not have support for Xen hypervisor.
CVSS v2 metrics
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|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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