ID CVE-2017-10911
Summary The make_response function in drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11.8 allows guest OS users to obtain sensitive information from host OS (or other guest OS) kernel memory by leveraging the copying of uninitialized padding fields in Xen block-interface response structures, aka XSA-216.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 4.11.7
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:4.11.7
CVSS
Base: 4.9
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-200
CAPEC
  • Subverting Environment Variable Values
    The attacker directly or indirectly modifies environment variables used by or controlling the target software. The attacker's goal is to cause the target software to deviate from its expected operation in a manner that benefits the attacker.
  • Footprinting
    An attacker engages in probing and exploration activity to identify constituents and properties of the target. Footprinting is a general term to describe a variety of information gathering techniques, often used by attackers in preparation for some attack. It consists of using tools to learn as much as possible about the composition, configuration, and security mechanisms of the targeted application, system or network. Information that might be collected during a footprinting effort could include open ports, applications and their versions, network topology, and similar information. While footprinting is not intended to be damaging (although certain activities, such as network scans, can sometimes cause disruptions to vulnerable applications inadvertently) it may often pave the way for more damaging attacks.
  • Exploiting Trust in Client (aka Make the Client Invisible)
    An attack of this type exploits a programs' vulnerabilities in client/server communication channel authentication and data integrity. It leverages the implicit trust a server places in the client, or more importantly, that which the server believes is the client. An attacker executes this type of attack by placing themselves in the communication channel between client and server such that communication directly to the server is possible where the server believes it is communicating only with a valid client. There are numerous variations of this type of attack.
  • Browser Fingerprinting
    An attacker carefully crafts small snippets of Java Script to efficiently detect the type of browser the potential victim is using. Many web-based attacks need prior knowledge of the web browser including the version of browser to ensure successful exploitation of a vulnerability. Having this knowledge allows an attacker to target the victim with attacks that specifically exploit known or zero day weaknesses in the type and version of the browser used by the victim. Automating this process via Java Script as a part of the same delivery system used to exploit the browser is considered more efficient as the attacker can supply a browser fingerprinting method and integrate it with exploit code, all contained in Java Script and in response to the same web page request by the browser.
  • Session Credential Falsification through Prediction
    This attack targets predictable session ID in order to gain privileges. The attacker can predict the session ID used during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking.
  • Reusing Session IDs (aka Session Replay)
    This attack targets the reuse of valid session ID to spoof the target system in order to gain privileges. The attacker tries to reuse a stolen session ID used previously during a transaction to perform spoofing and session hijacking. Another name for this type of attack is Session Replay.
  • Using Slashes in Alternate Encoding
    This attack targets the encoding of the Slash characters. An attacker would try to exploit common filtering problems related to the use of the slashes characters to gain access to resources on the target host. Directory-driven systems, such as file systems and databases, typically use the slash character to indicate traversal between directories or other container components. For murky historical reasons, PCs (and, as a result, Microsoft OSs) choose to use a backslash, whereas the UNIX world typically makes use of the forward slash. The schizophrenic result is that many MS-based systems are required to understand both forms of the slash. This gives the attacker many opportunities to discover and abuse a number of common filtering problems. The goal of this pattern is to discover server software that only applies filters to one version, but not the other.
nessus via4
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id CITRIX_XENSERVER_CTX224740.NASL
    description The version of Citrix XenServer installed on the remote host is missing a security hotfix. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities : - A flaw exists that causes grant table operations to fail due to improper handling of reference counts. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact. - An information disclosure vulnerability exists due to blkif responses leaking stack data. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to disclose potentially sensitive information. - A NULL pointer dereference flaw exists in the event channel poll that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition. - A flaw exists in shadow emulation due to insufficient reference counts. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact. - A race condition exists in the grant table unmap code that allows an unauthenticated, remote attacker to have an unspecified impact. - An unspecified flaw exists in page transfers that allows a local attacker on the PV guest to gain elevated privileges. - A flaw exists that is triggered by stale P2M mappings due to insufficient error checking. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to have an unspecified impact.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-17
    plugin id 101205
    published 2017-07-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101205
    title Citrix XenServer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CTX224740)
  • NASL family PhotonOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id PHOTONOS_PHSA-2017-0029.NASL
    description An update of [ruby,cassandra,linux,libxml2] packages for PhotonOS has been released.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-02-07
    plugin id 111878
    published 2018-08-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=111878
    title Photon OS 1.0: Cassandra / Libxml2 / Linux / Ruby PHSA-2017-0029 (deprecated)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1155.NASL
    description According to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An issue was discovered in the size of the stack guard page on Linux, specifically a 4k stack guard page is not sufficiently large and can be 'jumped' over (the stack guard page is bypassed), this affects Linux Kernel versions 4.11.5 and earlier (the stackguard page was introduced in 2010).(CVE-2017-1000364) - The make_response function in drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11.8 allows guest OS users to obtain sensitive information from host OS (or other guest OS) kernel memory by leveraging the copying of uninitialized padding fields in Xen block-interface response structures, aka XSA-216.(CVE-2017-10911) - Multiple race conditions in the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allow local users to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different user's file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling.(CVE-2015-8839) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS 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 2018-11-14
    plugin id 102242
    published 2017-08-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102242
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2017-1155)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3920.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities were found in qemu, a fast processor emulator : - CVE-2017-9310 Denial of service via infinite loop in e1000e NIC emulation. - CVE-2017-9330 Denial of service via infinite loop in USB OHCI emulation. - CVE-2017-9373 Denial of service via memory leak in IDE AHCI emulation. - CVE-2017-9374 Denial of service via memory leak in USB EHCI emulation. - CVE-2017-10664 Denial of service in qemu-nbd server. - CVE-2017-10911 Information leak in Xen blkif response handling.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 101985
    published 2017-07-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101985
    title Debian DSA-3920-1 : qemu - security update
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3469-2.NASL
    description USN-3469-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2017-10911) Bo Zhang discovered that the netlink wireless configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate attributes when handling certain requests. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12153) It was discovered that the nested KVM implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly prevent second level guests from reading and writing the hardware CR8 register. A local attacker in a guest could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). It was discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict key reads on negatively instantiated keys. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12192) It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the sysfs interface for the QLogic 24xx+ series SCSI driver in the Linux kernel. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14051) It was discovered that the ATI Radeon framebuffer driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a data structure returned to user space. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-14156) Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not enforce that the realtime inode flag was settable only on filesystems on a realtime device. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14340) ChunYu Wang discovered that the iSCSI transport implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14489) It was discovered that the generic SCSI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize data returned to user space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-14991) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Floating Point Unit (fpu) subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle attempts to set reserved bits in a task's extended state (xstate) area. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-15537) Pengfei Wang discovered that the Turtle Beach MultiSound audio device driver in the Linux kernel contained race conditions when fetching from the ring-buffer. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2017-9984, CVE-2017-9985). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 104321
    published 2017-11-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104321
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3469-2)
  • NASL family Huawei Local Security Checks
    NASL id EULEROS_SA-2017-1154.NASL
    description According to the versions of the kernel packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities : - An issue was discovered in the size of the stack guard page on Linux, specifically a 4k stack guard page is not sufficiently large and can be 'jumped' over (the stack guard page is bypassed), this affects Linux Kernel versions 4.11.5 and earlier (the stackguard page was introduced in 2010).(CVE-2017-1000364) - The make_response function in drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c in the Linux kernel before 4.11.8 allows guest OS users to obtain sensitive information from host OS (or other guest OS) kernel memory by leveraging the copying of uninitialized padding fields in Xen block-interface response structures, aka XSA-216.(CVE-2017-10911) - Multiple race conditions in the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel before 4.5 allow local users to cause a denial of service (disk corruption) by writing to a page that is associated with a different user's file after unsynchronized hole punching and page-fault handling.(CVE-2015-8839) Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS 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 2018-11-14
    plugin id 102241
    published 2017-08-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102241
    title EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : kernel (EulerOS-SA-2017-1154)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-C3149B5FCB.NASL
    description xen: various flaws (#1463247) blkif responses leak backend stack data [XSA-216] page transfer may allow PV guest to elevate privilege [XSA-217] Races in the grant table unmap code [XSA-218] x86: insufficient reference counts during shadow emulation [XSA-219] x86: PKRU and BND* leakage between vCPU-s [XSA-220] stale P2M mappings due to insufficient error checking [XSA-222] ARM guest disabling interrupt may crash Xen [XSA-223] grant table operations mishandle reference counts [XSA-224] arm: vgic: Out-of-bound access when sending SGIs [XSA-225] NULL pointer deref in event channel poll [XSA-221] (#1463231) 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 2018-02-02
    plugin id 101028
    published 2017-06-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101028
    title Fedora 25 : xen (2017-c3149b5fcb)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-5C6A9B07A3.NASL
    description xen: various flaws (#1463247) blkif responses leak backend stack data [XSA-216] page transfer may allow PV guest to elevate privilege [XSA-217] Races in the grant table unmap code [XSA-218] x86: insufficient reference counts during shadow emulation [XSA-219] x86: PKRU and BND* leakage between vCPU-s [XSA-220] NULL pointer deref in event channel poll [XSA-221] (#1463231) stale P2M mappings due to insufficient error checking [XSA-222] ARM guest disabling interrupt may crash Xen [XSA-223] grant table operations mishandle reference counts [XSA-224] arm: vgic: Out-of-bound access when sending SGIs [XSA-225] 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 2018-02-02
    plugin id 101638
    published 2017-07-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=101638
    title Fedora 26 : xen (2017-5c6a9b07a3)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3470-1.NASL
    description Qian Zhang discovered a heap-based buffer overflow in the tipc_msg_build() function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-8632) Dmitry Vyukov discovered that a race condition existed in the timerfd subsystem of the Linux kernel when handling might_cancel queuing. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10661) It was discovered that the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate superblock metadata. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10662, CVE-2017-10663) Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2017-10911) It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the POSIX message queue implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11176) Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not enforce that the realtime inode flag was settable only on filesystems on a realtime device. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14340). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 104322
    published 2017-11-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104322
    title Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3470-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3468-3.NASL
    description It was discovered that the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly bound guest IRQs. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2017-1000252) It was discovered that the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate superblock metadata. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10663) Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2017-10911) It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the POSIX message queue implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11176) Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not enforce that the realtime inode flag was settable only on filesystems on a realtime device. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14340). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 104319
    published 2017-11-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104319
    title Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-gcp vulnerabilities (USN-3468-3)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-3927.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks. - CVE-2017-7346 Li Qiang discovered that the DRM driver for VMware virtual GPUs does not properly check user-controlled values in the vmw_surface_define_ioctl() functions for upper limits. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2017-7482 Shi Lei discovered that RxRPC Kerberos 5 ticket handling code does not properly verify metadata, leading to information disclosure, denial of service or potentially execution of arbitrary code. - CVE-2017-7533 Fan Wu and Shixiong Zhao discovered a race condition between inotify events and VFS rename operations allowing an unprivileged local attacker to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. - CVE-2017-7541 A buffer overflow flaw in the Broadcom IEEE802.11n PCIe SoftMAC WLAN driver could allow a local user to cause kernel memory corruption, leading to a denial of service or potentially privilege escalation. - CVE-2017-7542 An integer overflow vulnerability in the ip6_find_1stfragopt() function was found allowing a local attacker with privileges to open raw sockets to cause a denial of service. - CVE-2017-9605 Murray McAllister discovered that the DRM driver for VMware virtual GPUs does not properly initialize memory, potentially allowing a local attacker to obtain sensitive information from uninitialized kernel memory via a crafted ioctl call. - CVE-2017-10810 Li Qiang discovered a memory leak flaw within the VirtIO GPU driver resulting in denial of service (memory consumption). - CVE-2017-10911 / XSA-216 Anthony Perard of Citrix discovered an information leak flaw in Xen blkif response handling, allowing a malicious unprivileged guest to obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests. - CVE-2017-11176 It was discovered that the mq_notify() function does not set the sock pointer to NULL upon entry into the retry logic. An attacker can take advantage of this flaw during a user-space close of a Netlink socket to cause a denial of service or potentially cause other impact. - CVE-2017-1000365 It was discovered that argument and environment pointers are not taken properly into account to the imposed size restrictions on arguments and environmental strings passed through RLIMIT_STACK/RLIMIT_INFINITY. A local attacker can take advantage of this flaw in conjunction with other flaws to execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 102211
    published 2017-08-07
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=102211
    title Debian DSA-3927-1 : linux - security update (Stack Clash)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3468-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly bound guest IRQs. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2017-1000252) It was discovered that the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate superblock metadata. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10663) Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2017-10911) It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the POSIX message queue implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11176) Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not enforce that the realtime inode flag was settable only on filesystems on a realtime device. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14340). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 104317
    published 2017-11-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104317
    title Ubuntu 17.04 : linux, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities (USN-3468-1)
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-3468-2.NASL
    description USN-3468-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly bound guest IRQs. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2017-1000252) It was discovered that the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate superblock metadata. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-10663) Anthony Perard discovered that the Xen virtual block driver did not properly initialize some data structures before passing them to user space. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2017-10911) It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the POSIX message queue implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11176) Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not enforce that the realtime inode flag was settable only on filesystems on a realtime device. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14340). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu 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 2018-12-01
    plugin id 104318
    published 2017-11-01
    reporter Tenable
    source