DSA 2662-1: xen security update
Posted on: 04/18/2013 08:45 PM

A Xen security update has been released for Debian

DSA 2662-1: xen security update

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2662-1 security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/ Salvatore Bonaccorso
April 18, 2013 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xen
Vulnerability : several
Problem type : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2013-1917 CVE-2013-1919

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor. The
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following

The SYSENTER instruction can be used by PV guests to accelerate
system call processing. This instruction, however, leaves the EFLAGS
register mostly unmodified. This can be used by malicious or buggy
user space to cause the entire host to crash.

Various IRQ related access control operations may not have the
intended effect, potentially permitting a stub domain to grant its
client domain access to an IRQ it doesn't have access to itself.
This can be used by malicious or buggy stub domains kernels to mount
a denial of service attack possibly affecting the whole system.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 4.0.1-5.9.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems will be fixed soon.

We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.

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