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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-2934: Multiple vulnerabilities in xen 4.1.2 and earlier may allow privilege escalation

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2012-2934: Multiple vulnerabilities in xen 4.1.2 and earlier may allow privilege escalation

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
06/12/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
09/22/2017

Description

Xen 4.0, and 4.1, when running a 64-bit PV guest on "older" AMD CPUs, does not properly protect against a certain AMD processor bug, which allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host hang) via sequential execution of instructions across a non-canonical boundary, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-0217.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-xen

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