DescriptionXen 4.5.3, 4.6.3, and 4.7.x allow local HVM guest OS administrators to overwrite hypervisor memory and consequently gain host OS privileges by leveraging mishandling of instruction pointer truncation during emulation.
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 severityhigh

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)stretch (security),
buster (security)4.11.4+57-g41a822c392-2fixed
bullseye, sid4.14.0+88-g1d1d1f5391-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)(not affected)


- xen <not-affected> (Affects only 4.7.0 and later; 4.6.3 and 4.5.3)

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