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369531: CVE-2007-5498 missing sanity check in xen block backend driver

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Xen hypervisor block backend driver for Linux kernel 2.6.18, when running on a 64-bit host with a 32-bit paravirtualized guest, allows local privileged users in the guest OS to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) via a request that specifies a large number of blocks.

Find out more about CVE-2007-5498 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2008:0233 2008-05-07
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