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986302: CVE-2013-3495 hw: virt: Intel VT-d Interrupt Remapping engines can be evaded by native NMI interrupts

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The Intel VT-d Interrupt Remapping engine in Xen 3.3.x through 4.3.x allows local guests to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via a malformed Message Signaled Interrupt (MSI) from a PCI device that is bus mastering capable that triggers a System Error Reporting (SERR) Non-Maskable Interrupt (NMI).

Find out more about CVE-2013-3495 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This is hardware issue related to Intel VT-d, affecting all hypervisors (such as Xen and KVM) using Intel VT-d for guest PCI passthrough.

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:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel-xen Affected


Red Hat would like to thank the Xen and KVM upstreams for reporting this issue. Xen upstream acknowledged Gábor PÉK of CrySyS Lab as the original reporter

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