Public Date:
970631: CVE-2013-2194 CVE-2013-2195 CVE-2013-2196 xen: Multiple vulnerabilities in libelf PV kernel handling

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Elf parser (libelf) in Xen 4.2.x and earlier allow local guest administrators with certain permissions to have an unspecified impact via a crafted kernel, related to "pointer dereferences" involving unexpected calculations.

Find out more about CVE-2013-2195 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


The risks associated with fixing this issue are greater than its security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future xen updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
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 xen Affected


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