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.
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NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)stretch (security),
buster (security)4.11.4+99-g8bce4698f6-1fixed
bullseye, sid4.14.1+11-gb0b734a8b3-1fixed

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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