CVE-2015-8340

NameCVE-2015-8340
DescriptionThe memory_exchange function in common/memory.c in Xen 3.2.x through 4.6.x does not properly release locks, which might allow guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (deadlock or host crash) via unspecified vectors, related to XENMEM_exchange error handling.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-479-1, DSA-3519-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs823620

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)wheezy4.1.4-3+deb7u9vulnerable
wheezy (security)4.1.6.lts1-8fixed
jessie4.4.1-9+deb8u9fixed
jessie (security)4.4.1-9+deb8u10fixed
buster, sid, stretch4.8.1-1+deb9u1fixed
stretch (security)4.8.1-1+deb9u3fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)4.8.0~rc3-1medium823620
xensourcejessie4.4.1-9+deb8u4mediumDSA-3519-1
xensourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.1-1+deb7u1mediumDLA-479-1

Notes

[squeeze] - xen <end-of-life> (Not supported in Squeeze LTS)
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-159.html

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