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 (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1fixed
jessie (security)3.16.57-2fixed
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.110-3+deb9u3fixed
buster4.17.14-1fixed
sid4.17.17-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.5.2-1low
linuxsourcejessie3.16.7-ckt25-2+deb8u2lowDSA-3607-1
linuxsourcewheezy3.2.81-1lowDLA-516-1

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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