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855140: CVE-2012-4411 xen: qemu: guest administrator can access qemu monitor console

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The graphical console in Xen 4.0, 4.1 and 4.2 allows local OS guest administrators to obtain sensitive host resource information via the qemu monitor. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2007-0998.

Find out more about CVE-2012-4411 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


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 7.4
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel-xen Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.