CVE-2016-9379

NameCVE-2016-9379
DescriptionThe pygrub boot loader emulator in Xen, when S-expression output format is requested, allows local pygrub-using guest OS administrators to read or delete arbitrary files on the host via string quotes and S-expressions in the bootloader configuration file.
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-720-1, DSA-3729-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs845670

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)jessie4.4.1-9+deb8u10fixed
jessie (security)4.4.4lts4-0+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch4.8.4+xsa273+shim4.10.1+xsa273-1+deb9u10fixed
buster, sid4.11.1~pre.20180911.5acdd26fdc+dfsg-5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)4.8.0-1medium845670
xensourcejessie4.4.1-9+deb8u8mediumDSA-3729-1
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.lts1-4mediumDLA-720-1

Notes

https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-198.html

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