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877358: CVE-2012-5510 kernel: xen: Grant table version switch list corruption vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Xen 4.x, when downgrading the grant table version, does not properly remove the status page from the tracking list when freeing the page, which allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (hypervisor crash) via unspecified vectors.

Find out more about CVE-2012-5510 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 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
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.