DescriptionThe hvm_set_callback_via function in arch/x86/hvm/irq.c in Xen 4.6 does not limit the number of printk console messages when logging the new callback method, which allows local HVM guest OS users to cause a denial of service via a large number of changes to the callback method (HVM_PARAM_CALLBACK_IRQ).
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 severitylow (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.lts1-14fixed
jessie (security), jessie4.4.1-9+deb8u10fixed
buster, sid, stretch4.8.3+comet2+shim4.10.0+comet3-1+deb9u5fixed
stretch (security)4.8.3+xsa262+shim4.10.0+comet3-1+deb9u7fixed

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

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


[jessie] - xen <not-affected> (Only affects 4.6)
[wheezy] - xen <not-affected> (Only affects 4.6)
[squeeze] - xen <not-affected> (Only affects 4.6)

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