CVE-2017-8904

Metadata

medium
6.8
xen
CVE-2017-8904
cve.mitre.org, xenbits.xen.org
2017-05-11
2017-10-16 15:11
v3.6/main/xen-4.8.1-r2
v3.4/main/xen-4.6.3-r9
v3.5/main/xen-4.7.2-r1
CVE-2017-8904 xen
2017-06-16 18:42
2017-05-18 04:04
2017-05-15 15:03
2017-05-12 13:03

Description

Xen through 4.8.x mishandles the "contains segment descriptors" property during GNTTABOP_transfer (aka guest transfer) operations, which might allow PV guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS, aka XSA-214.

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
devel xen 4.9.0-0ubuntu2
trusty xen 4.4.2-0ubuntu0.14.04.11
xenial xen 4.6.5-0ubuntu1.1
yakkety xen 4.7.2-0ubuntu1.2
zesty xen 4.8.0-1ubuntu2.1

Unaffected

Release Package Reason
precise/esm xen DNE
vivid/ubuntu-core xen DNE
vivid/stable-phone-overlay xen DNE

Needs Triage

Release Package Reason
upstream xen needs-triage