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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4247)

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VMSA-2011-0012: ESX third party update for Service Console kernel (CVE-2010-4247)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
01/10/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/20/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

The do_block_io_op function in (1) drivers/xen/blkback/blkback.c and (2) drivers/xen/blktap/blktap.c in Xen before 3.4.0 for the Linux kernel 2.6.18, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a large production request index to the blkback or blktap back-end drivers. NOTE: some of these details are obtained from third party information.

Solution(s)

  • vmware-esx40-upgrade-480973
  • vmware-esx41-upgrade-502767

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