CVE Database

CVE-2012-3498

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-09-05
Bugzilla: 851193: CVE-2012-3498 kernel: xen: PHYSDEVOP_map_pirq index vulnerability

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

PHYSDEVOP_map_pirq in Xen 4.1 and 4.2 and Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 and earlier allows local HVM guest OS kernels to cause a denial of service (host crash) and possibly read hypervisor or guest memory via vectors related to a missing range check of map->index.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3498 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable.
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

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 5.8
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

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External References

Acknowledgements

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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