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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-6259: xen Multiple issues

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2016-6259: xen Multiple issues

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
08/02/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
08/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

Xen 4.5.x through 4.7.x do not implement Supervisor Mode Access Prevention (SMAP) whitelisting in 32-bit exception and event delivery, which allows local 32-bit PV guest OS kernels to cause a denial of service (hypervisor and VM crash) by triggering a safety check.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-xen

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