CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2013-09-30
Bugzilla: 1009553: CVE-2013-4356 Kernel: Xen: Xsa-64: memory leak by 64bit PV guests under live migration


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Xen 4.3.x writes hypervisor mappings to certain shadow pagetables when live migration is performed on hosts with more than 5TB of RAM, which allows local 64-bit PV guests to read or write to invalid memory and cause a denial of service (crash).

Find out more about CVE-2013-4356 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel-xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
This issue does not affect the versions of the Linux kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as it does 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: 1.0
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: None

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

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