CVE-2016-3961

NameCVE-2016-3961
DescriptionXen and the Linux kernel through 4.5.x do not properly suppress hugetlbfs support in x86 PV guests, which allows local PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by attempting to access a hugetlbfs mapped area.
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)
ReferencesDLA-516-1, DSA-3607-1
NVD severitylow

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.132-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.118-2+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid5.7.10-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.81-1DLA-516-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2DSA-3607-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.5.2-1

Notes

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-174.html
Fixed by: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=103f6112f253017d7062cd74d17f4a514ed4485c

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