CVE-2018-5244

NameCVE-2018-5244
DescriptionIn Xen 4.10, new infrastructure was introduced as part of an overhaul to how MSR emulation happens for guests. Unfortunately, one tracking structure isn't freed when a vcpu is destroyed. This allows guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by rebooting many times.
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 severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4.8.5.final+shim4.10.4-1+deb9u12fixed
buster4.11.4+57-g41a822c392-2fixed
buster (security)4.11.4+99-g8bce4698f6-1fixed
bullseye, sid4.14.1+11-gb0b734a8b3-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

- xen <not-affected> (Only affects Xen 4.10 onwards)
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-253.html

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