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 (attack range: local)

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)(not affected)

Notes

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

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