CVE-2011-1166

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2011-03-14
IAVA:
2012-A-0020
Bugzilla:
688579: CVE-2011-1166 kernel: xen: x86_64: fix error checking in arch_set_info_guest()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Xen, possibly before 4.0.2, allows local 64-bit PV guests to cause a denial of service (host crash) by specifying user mode execution without user-mode pagetables.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1166 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Moderate. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2011:0833 2011-05-31

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel-xen Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.
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