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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xen Vendors:   XenSource
Xen Backend Driver Thread Leak Lets Local Guest Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024786
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024786
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3699   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Nov 25 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xen. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user on the guest operating system can cause the backend driver to leak a kernel thread and prevent the virtual machine from being shutdown or prevent most xm commands from working.

Impact:   A local user can on the guest operating system can prevent the virtual machine from being shutdown.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://xenbits.xensource.com/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg?rev/59f097ef181b

Vendor URL:  xen.xensource.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Any)

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 4 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Xen Backend Driver Thread Leak Lets Local Guest Users Deny Service   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Thu, 25 Nov 2010 19:01:50 +0000
Subject:  Xen


http://xenbits.xensource.com/linux-2.6.18-xen.hg?rev/59f097ef181b


 
 


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