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CVE-2013-0231

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-02-05
Bugzilla: 910874: CVE-2013-0231 kernel: xen: pciback DoS via not rate limited log messages

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The pciback_enable_msi function in the PCI backend driver (drivers/xen/pciback/conf_space_capability_msi.c) in Xen for the Linux kernel 2.6.18 and 3.8 allows guest OS users with PCI device access to cause a denial of service via a large number of kernel log messages. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0231 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue did 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 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.2
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2013:0747 April 16, 2013

External References

Acknowledgements

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

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