Public Date:
896038: CVE-2013-0190 kernel: stack corruption in xen_failsafe_callback()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The xen_failsafe_callback function in Xen for the Linux kernel 2.6.23 and other versions, when running a 32-bit PVOPS guest, allows local users to cause a denial of service (guest crash) by triggering an iret fault, leading to use of an incorrect stack pointer and stack corruption.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0190 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 4
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0496 2013-02-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Andrew Cooper of Citrix for reporting this issue.