|Bugzilla:||851172: CVE-2012-3496 kernel: xen: XENMEM_populate_physmap DoS vulnerability|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
XENMEM_populate_physmap in Xen 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2, and Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 and earlier, when translating paging mode is not used, allows local PV OS guest kernels to cause a denial of service (BUG triggered and host crash) via invalid flags such as MEMF_populate_on_demand.
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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Red Hat security errata
Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Matthew Daley as the original reporter.
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