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SUSE: CVE-2018-15470: SUSE Linux Security Advisory

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
08/17/2018
Created
03/19/2019
Added
10/28/2018
Modified
02/04/2022

Description

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.11.x. The logic in oxenstored for handling writes depended on the order of evaluation of expressions making up a tuple. As indicated in section 7.7.3 "Operations on data structures" of the OCaml manual, the order of evaluation of subexpressions is not specified. In practice, different implementations behave differently. Thus, oxenstored may not enforce the configured quota-maxentity. This allows a malicious or buggy guest to write as many xenstore entries as it wishes, causing unbounded memory usage in oxenstored. This can lead to a system-wide DoS.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-xen
  • suse-upgrade-xen-devel
  • suse-upgrade-xen-doc-html
  • suse-upgrade-xen-libs
  • suse-upgrade-xen-libs-32bit
  • suse-upgrade-xen-tools
  • suse-upgrade-xen-tools-domu
  • suse-upgrade-xen-tools-xendomains-wait-disk

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