DescriptionThe evtchn_fifo_set_pending function in Xen 4.4.x allows local guest users to cause a denial of service (host crash) via vectors involving an uninitialized FIFO-based event channel control block when (1) binding or (2) moving an event to a different VCPU.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)wheezy4.1.4-3+deb7u9fixed
wheezy (security)4.1.6.lts1-11fixed
jessie (security), jessie4.4.1-9+deb8u10fixed
buster, sid, stretch (security), stretch4.8.2+xsa245-0+deb9u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcesqueeze(not affected)
xensourcewheezy(not affected)


[wheezy] - xen <not-affected> (Affects only Xen 4.4 onwards)
[squeeze] - xen <not-affected> (Affects only Xen 4.4 onwards)

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