CVE-2012-4544

NameCVE-2012-4544
DescriptionThe PV domain builder in Xen 4.2 and earlier does not validate the size of the kernel or ramdisk (1) before or (2) after decompression, which allows local guest administrators to cause a denial of service (domain 0 memory consumption) via a crafted (a) kernel or (b) ramdisk.
SourceCVE (at NVD; LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2636-1
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs688125

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)wheezy (security), wheezy4.1.4-3+deb7u9fixed
jessie4.4.1-9+deb8u4fixed
jessie (security)4.4.1-9+deb8u5fixed
stretch, sid4.6.0-1+nmu2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)4.1.3-4low688125
xensourcesqueeze4.0.1-5.7lowDSA-2636-1

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