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[SECURITY] [DSA 2544-1] xen security update Sep 08 2012 09:50PM
Raphael Geissert (geissert debian org)
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2544-1 security (at) debian (dot) org [email concealed]
http://www.debian.org/security/ Raphael Geissert
September 08, 2012 http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package : xen
Vulnerability : denial of service
Problem type : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID : CVE-2012-3494 CVE-2012-3496

Multiple denial of service vulnerabilities have been discovered in xen,
an hypervisor. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies
the following problems:

CVE-2012-3494:

It was discovered that set_debugreg allows writes to reserved bits
of the DR7 debug control register on amd64 (x86-64) paravirtualised
guests, allowing a guest to crash the host.

CVE-2012-3496:

Matthew Daley discovered that XENMEM_populate_physmap, when called
with the MEMF_populate_on_demand flag set, a BUG (detection routine)
can be triggered if a translating paging mode is not being used,
allowing a guest to crash the host.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed in
version 4.0.1-5.4.

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

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 4.1.3-2.

We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce (at) lists.debian (dot) org [email concealed]
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