CVE-2016-9386

NameCVE-2016-9386
DescriptionThe x86 emulator in Xen does not properly treat x86 NULL segments as unusable when accessing memory, which might allow local HVM guest users to gain privileges via vectors involving "unexpected" base/limit values.
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 Bugs845663

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.lts1-13fixed
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+deb9u6fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)4.8.0-1medium845663
xensourcejessie4.4.1-9+deb8u8mediumDSA-3729-1
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.lts1-4mediumDLA-720-1

Notes

https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-191.html

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