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CVE-2013-2076

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2013-06-03
Bugzilla: 964259: CVE-2013-2076 kernel: xen: Information leak on XSAVE/XRSTOR capable AMD CPUs

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Xen 4.0.x, 4.1.x, and 4.2.x, when running on AMD64 processors, only save/restore the FOP, FIP, and FDP x87 registers in FXSAVE/FXRSTOR when an exception is pending, which allows one domain to determine portions of the state of floating point instructions of other domains, which can be leveraged to obtain sensitive information such as cryptographic keys, a similar vulnerability to CVE-2006-1056. NOTE: this is the documented behavior of AMD64 processors, but it is inconsistent with Intel processors in a security-relevant fashion that was not addressed by the kernels.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2076 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: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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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.

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