|Description||The x86-64 kernel system-call functionality in Xen 4.1.2 and earlier, as used in Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 and earlier and other products; Oracle Solaris 11 and earlier; illumos before r13724; Joyent SmartOS before 20120614T184600Z; FreeBSD before 9.0-RELEASE-p3; NetBSD 6.0 Beta and earlier; Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and R2 SP1 and Windows 7 Gold and SP1; and possibly other operating systems, when running on an Intel processor, incorrectly uses the sysret path in cases where a certain address is not a canonical address, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted application. NOTE: because this issue is due to incorrect use of the Intel specification, it should have been split into separate identifiers; however, there was some value in preserving the original mapping of the multi-codebase coordinated-disclosure effort to a single identifier.|
|Source||CVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, web search, more)|
|NVD severity||high (attack range: local)|
|Debian Bugs||677297, 677298, 677299|
Vulnerable and fixed packages
The table below lists information on source packages.
|xen (PTS)||squeeze, squeeze (security)||4.0.1-5.11||fixed|
The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.
apparently this code is included in freebsd, xen, as well as
microsoft windows, which is also a part of this id assignment (and a
bit strangely the only os currently called out in the mitre description).
also affected the linux kernel, and was fixed 6 years earlier as CVE-2006-0744.