ID CVE-2016-4963
Summary The libxl device-handling in Xen through 4.6.x allows local guest OS users with access to the driver domain to cause a denial of service (management tool confusion) by manipulating information in the backend directories in xenstore.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Xen 4.0.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.0.0
  • Xen 4.0.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.0.1
  • Xen 4.0.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.0.2
  • Xen 4.0.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.0.3
  • Xen 4.0.4
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.0.4
  • Xen 4.1.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.0
  • Xen 4.1.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.1
  • Xen 4.1.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.2
  • Xen 4.1.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.3
  • Xen 4.1.4
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.4
  • Xen 4.1.5
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.5
  • Xen Xen 4.1.6
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.6
  • Xen 4.1.6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.1.6.1
  • Xen 4.2.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.0
  • Xen 4.2.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.1
  • Xen 4.2.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.2
  • Xen 4.2.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.3
  • Xen Xen 4.2.4
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.4
  • Xen Xen 4.2.5
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.2.5
  • Xen Xen 4.3.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.3.0
  • Xen 4.3.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.3.1
  • Xen Xen 4.3.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.3.2
  • Xen Xen 4.3.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.3.3
  • Xen 4.3.4
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.3.4
  • Xen 4.4.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.0
  • Xen 4.4.0 release candidate 1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.0:rc1
  • Xen Xen 4.4.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.1
  • Xen Xen 4.4.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.2
  • Xen Xen 4.4.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.3
  • Xen 4.4.4
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.4.4
  • Xen Xen 4.5.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.0
  • Xen Xen 4.5.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.1
  • Xen Xen 4.5.2
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.2
  • Xen 4.5.3
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.5.3
  • Xen Xen 4.6.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.0
  • Xen Xen 4.6.1
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.6.1
CVSS
Base: 1.9 (as of 09-06-2016 - 15:07)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-284
CAPEC
  • Embedding Scripts within Scripts
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities that are brought on by allowing remote hosts to execute scripts. The attacker leverages this capability to execute scripts to execute his/her own script by embedding it within other scripts that the target software is likely to execute. The attacker must have the ability to inject script into script that is likely to be executed. If this is done, then the attacker can potentially launch a variety of probes and attacks against the web server's local environment, in many cases the so-called DMZ, back end resources the web server can communicate with, and other hosts. With the proliferation of intermediaries, such as Web App Firewalls, network devices, and even printers having JVMs and Web servers, there are many locales where an attacker can inject malicious scripts. Since this attack pattern defines scripts within scripts, there are likely privileges to execute said attack on the host. Of course, these attacks are not solely limited to the server side, client side scripts like Ajax and client side JavaScript can contain malicious scripts as well. In general all that is required is for there to be sufficient privileges to execute a script, but not protected against writing.
  • Signature Spoofing by Key Theft
    An attacker obtains an authoritative or reputable signer's private signature key by theft and then uses this key to forge signatures from the original signer to mislead a victim into performing actions that benefit the attacker.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE PARTIAL
nessus via4
  • NASL family FreeBSD Local Security Checks
    NASL id FREEBSD_PKG_E589AE90421211E6942DBC5FF45D0F28.NASL
    description The Xen Project reports : libxl's device-handling code freely uses and trusts information from the backend directories in xenstore. A malicious driver domain can deny service to management tools.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 91937
    published 2016-07-05
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=91937
    title FreeBSD : xen-tools -- Unsanitised driver domain input in libxl device handling (e589ae90-4212-11e6-942d-bc5ff45d0f28)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-1493.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor, which could result in denial of service, informations leaks or privilege escalation. For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 4.4.4lts1-0+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your xen packages. NOTE: Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the DLA security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-07
    plugin id 117349
    published 2018-09-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=117349
    title Debian DLA-1493-1 : xen security update
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2016-103752D2A9.NASL
    description Qemu: scsi: esp: OOB r/w access while processing ESP_FIFO [CVE-2016-5338] (#1343323) Qemu: scsi: megasas: information leakage in megasas_ctrl_get_info [CVE-2016-5337] (#1343909) ---- fix for CVE-2016-2858 doesn't build with qemu-xen enabled Unsanitised guest input in libxl device handling code [XSA-175, CVE-2016-4962] (#1342132) Unsanitised driver domain input in libxl device handling [XSA-178, CVE-2016-4963] (#1342131) arm: Host crash caused by VMID exhaust [XSA-181] (#1342530) Qemu: display: vmsvga: out-of-bounds read in vmsvga_fifo_read_raw() routine [CVE-2016-4454] (#1340741) Qemu: display: vmsvga: infinite loop in vmsvga_fifo_run() routine [CVE-2016-4453] (#1340746) Qemu: scsi: esp: OOB write when using non-DMA mode in get_cmd [CVE-2016-5238] (#1341931) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora update system website. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-10-18
    plugin id 92059
    published 2016-07-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=92059
    title Fedora 23 : xen (2016-103752d2a9)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2100-1.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes the several issues. These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2014-3672: The qemu implementation in libvirt Xen allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host disk consumption) by writing to stdout or stderr (bsc#981264). - CVE-2016-3158: The xrstor function did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-3159: The fpu_fxrstor function in arch/x86/i387.c did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-3710: The VGA module improperly performed bounds checking on banked access to video memory, which allowed local guest OS administrators to execute arbitrary code on the host by changing access modes after setting the bank register, aka the 'Dark Portal' issue (bsc#978164). - CVE-2016-3960: Integer overflow in the x86 shadow pagetable code allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host crash) or possibly gain privileges by shadowing a superpage mapping (bsc#974038). - CVE-2016-4001: Buffer overflow in the stellaris_enet_receive function, when the Stellaris ethernet controller is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) via a large packet (bsc#975130). - CVE-2016-4002: Buffer overflow in the mipsnet_receive function, when the guest NIC is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and QEMU crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a packet larger than 1514 bytes (bsc#975138). - CVE-2016-4020: The patch_instruction function did not initialize the imm32 variable, which allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive information from host stack memory by accessing the Task Priority Register (TPR) (bsc#975907). - CVE-2016-4037: The ehci_advance_state function in hw/usb/hcd-ehci.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a circular split isochronous transfer descriptor (siTD) list (bsc#976111). - CVE-2016-4439: The esp_reg_write function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check command buffer length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host via unspecified vectors (bsc#980716). - CVE-2016-4441: The get_cmd function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check DMA length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) via unspecified vectors, involving an SCSI command (bsc#980724). - CVE-2016-4453: The vmsvga_fifo_run function allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) via a VGA command (bsc#982225). - CVE-2016-4454: The vmsvga_fifo_read_raw function allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information or cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) by changing FIFO registers and issuing a VGA command, which triggered an out-of-bounds read (bsc#982224). - CVE-2016-4952: Out-of-bounds access issue in pvsci_ring_init_msg/data routines (bsc#981276). - CVE-2016-4962: The libxl device-handling allowed local OS guest administrators to cause a denial of service (resource consumption or management facility confusion) or gain host OS privileges by manipulating information in guest controlled areas of xenstore (bsc#979620). - CVE-2016-4963: The libxl device-handling allowed local guest OS users with access to the driver domain to cause a denial of service (management tool confusion) by manipulating information in the backend directories in xenstore (bsc#979670). - CVE-2016-5105: Stack information leakage while reading configuration (bsc#982024). - CVE-2016-5106: Out-of-bounds write while setting controller properties (bsc#982025). - CVE-2016-5107: Out-of-bounds read in megasas_lookup_frame() function (bsc#982026). - CVE-2016-5126: Heap-based buffer overflow in the iscsi_aio_ioctl function allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted iSCSI asynchronous I/O ioctl call (bsc#982286). - CVE-2016-5238: The get_cmd function in hw/scsi/esp.c might have allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) via vectors related to reading from the information transfer buffer in non-DMA mode (bsc#982960). - CVE-2016-5337: The megasas_ctrl_get_info function allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information via vectors related to reading device control information (bsc#983973). - CVE-2016-5338: The (1) esp_reg_read and (2) esp_reg_write functions allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or execute arbitrary code on the host via vectors related to the information transfer buffer (bsc#983984). - CVE-2016-6258: Potential privilege escalation in PV guests (XSA-182) (bsc#988675). - bsc#978295: x86 software guest page walk PS bit handling flaw (XSA-176) - CVE-2016-5403: virtio: unbounded memory allocation on host via guest leading to DoS (XSA-184) (bsc#990923) - CVE-2016-6351: scsi: esp: OOB write access in esp_do_dma (bsc#990843) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93298
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93298
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2100-1) (Bunker Buster)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2093-1.NASL
    description This update for xen to version 4.5.3 fixes the several issues. These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2016-6258: Potential privilege escalation in PV guests (XSA-182) (bsc#988675). - CVE-2016-6259: Missing SMAP whitelisting in 32-bit exception / event delivery (XSA-183) (bsc#988676). - CVE-2016-5337: The megasas_ctrl_get_info function allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information via vectors related to reading device control information (bsc#983973). - CVE-2016-5338: The (1) esp_reg_read and (2) esp_reg_write functions allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or execute arbitrary code on the host via vectors related to the information transfer buffer (bsc#983984). - CVE-2016-5238: The get_cmd function in hw/scsi/esp.c might have allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) via vectors related to reading from the information transfer buffer in non-DMA mode (bsc#982960). - CVE-2016-4453: The vmsvga_fifo_run function allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) via a VGA command (bsc#982225). - CVE-2016-4454: The vmsvga_fifo_read_raw function allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information or cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) by changing FIFO registers and issuing a VGA command, which triggered an out-of-bounds read (bsc#982224). - CVE-2016-5126: Heap-based buffer overflow in the iscsi_aio_ioctl function allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted iSCSI asynchronous I/O ioctl call (bsc#982286). - CVE-2016-5105: Stack information leakage while reading configuration (bsc#982024). - CVE-2016-5106: Out-of-bounds write while setting controller properties (bsc#982025). - CVE-2016-5107: Out-of-bounds read in megasas_lookup_frame() function (bsc#982026). - CVE-2016-4963: The libxl device-handling allowed local guest OS users with access to the driver domain to cause a denial of service (management tool confusion) by manipulating information in the backend directories in xenstore (bsc#979670). - CVE-2016-4962: The libxl device-handling allowed local OS guest administrators to cause a denial of service (resource consumption or management facility confusion) or gain host OS privileges by manipulating information in guest controlled areas of xenstore (bsc#979620). - CVE-2016-4952: Out-of-bounds access issue in pvsci_ring_init_msg/data routines (bsc#981276). - CVE-2014-3672: The qemu implementation in libvirt Xen allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host disk consumption) by writing to stdout or stderr (bsc#981264). - CVE-2016-4441: The get_cmd function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check DMA length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) via unspecified vectors, involving an SCSI command (bsc#980724). - CVE-2016-4439: The esp_reg_write function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check command buffer length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host via unspecified vectors (bsc#980716). - CVE-2016-3710: The VGA module improperly performed bounds checking on banked access to video memory, which allowed local guest OS administrators to execute arbitrary code on the host by changing access modes after setting the bank register, aka the 'Dark Portal' issue (bsc#978164). - CVE-2016-3960: Integer overflow in the x86 shadow pagetable code allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host crash) or possibly gain privileges by shadowing a superpage mapping (bsc#974038). - CVE-2016-3159: The fpu_fxrstor function in arch/x86/i387.c did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-3158: The xrstor function did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-4037: The ehci_advance_state function in hw/usb/hcd-ehci.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a circular split isochronous transfer descriptor (siTD) list (bsc#976111). - CVE-2016-4020: The patch_instruction function did not initialize the imm32 variable, which allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive information from host stack memory by accessing the Task Priority Register (TPR) (bsc#975907). - CVE-2016-4001: Buffer overflow in the stellaris_enet_receive function, when the Stellaris ethernet controller is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) via a large packet (bsc#975130). - CVE-2016-4002: Buffer overflow in the mipsnet_receive function, when the guest NIC is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and QEMU crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a packet larger than 1514 bytes (bsc#975138). - bsc#978295: x86 software guest page walk PS bit handling flaw (XSA-176) - CVE-2016-5403: virtio: unbounded memory allocation on host via guest leading to DoS (XSA-184) (bsc#990923) - CVE-2016-6351: scsi: esp: OOB write access in esp_do_dma (bsc#990843) The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-29
    plugin id 93296
    published 2016-09-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=93296
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2093-1) (Bunker Buster)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2016-2533-1.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes several issues. These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2014-3672: The qemu implementation in libvirt Xen allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host disk consumption) by writing to stdout or stderr (bsc#981264). - CVE-2016-3158: The xrstor function did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-3159: The fpu_fxrstor function in arch/x86/i387.c did not properly handle writes to the hardware FSW.ES bit when running on AMD64 processors, which allowed local guest OS users to obtain sensitive register content information from another guest by leveraging pending exception and mask bits (bsc#973188). - CVE-2016-3710: The VGA module improperly performed bounds checking on banked access to video memory, which allowed local guest OS administrators to execute arbitrary code on the host by changing access modes after setting the bank register, aka the 'Dark Portal' issue (bsc#978164) - CVE-2016-3960: Integer overflow in the x86 shadow pagetable code allowed local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host crash) or possibly gain privileges by shadowing a superpage mapping (bsc#974038). - CVE-2016-4001: Buffer overflow in the stellaris_enet_receive function, when the Stellaris ethernet controller is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) via a large packet (bsc#975130). - CVE-2016-4002: Buffer overflow in the mipsnet_receive function, when the guest NIC is configured to accept large packets, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and QEMU crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a packet larger than 1514 bytes (bsc#975138). - CVE-2016-4020: The patch_instruction function did not initialize the imm32 variable, which allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive information from host stack memory by accessing the Task Priority Register (TPR) (bsc#975907) - CVE-2016-4037: The ehci_advance_state function in hw/usb/hcd-ehci.c allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a circular split isochronous transfer descriptor (siTD) list (bsc#976111) - CVE-2016-4439: The esp_reg_write function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check command buffer length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host via unspecified vectors (bsc#980716) - CVE-2016-4441: The get_cmd function in the 53C9X Fast SCSI Controller (FSC) support did not properly check DMA length, which allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and QEMU process crash) via unspecified vectors, involving an SCSI command (bsc#980724) - CVE-2016-4453: The vmsvga_fifo_run function allowed local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) via a VGA command (bsc#982225) - CVE-2016-4454: The vmsvga_fifo_read_raw function allowed local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information or cause a denial of service (QEMU process crash) by changing FIFO registers and issuing a VGA command, which triggered an out-of-bounds read (bsc#982224) - CVE-2016-4480: The guest_walk_tables function in arch/x86/mm/guest_walk.c in Xen did not properly handle the Page Size (PS) page table entry bit at the L4 and L3 page table levels, which might have allowed local guest OS users to gain privileges via a crafted mapping o