ID CVE-2017-15593
Summary An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.9.x allowing x86 PV guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory leak) because reference counts are mishandled.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Xen 4.9.0
    cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.9.0
CVSS
Base: 4.9
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
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  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2018-0248.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : please see Oracle VM Security Advisory OVMSA-2018-0248 for details.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 111992
    published 2018-08-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=111992
    title OracleVM 3.4 : xen (OVMSA-2018-0248) (Bunker Buster) (Foreshadow) (Meltdown) (POODLE) (Spectre)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DLA-1181.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor : CVE-2017-15588 Jann Horn discovered a race condition that can cause a stale TLB entry which might result in privilege escalation, denial of service or information leak. CVE-2017-15589 Roger Pau Monné discovered a hypervisor stack leak in the x86 I/O intercept code, resulting in information leaks. CVE-2017-15592 Andrew Cooper discovered that incorrect handling of self-linear shadow mappings for translated guests might result in denial of service or privilege escalation. CVE-2017-15593 Jan Beulich discovered that page type reference counts are mishandled which may result in denial of service. CVE-2017-15595 Jann Horn discovered that crafted page-table stacking might result in denial of service, privilege escalation or information leaks. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 4.1.6.lts1-10. 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 2018-07-06
    plugin id 104708
    published 2017-11-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104708
    title Debian DLA-1181-1 : xen security update
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2017-D4709B0D8B.NASL
    description xen: various flaws (#1501391) multiple MSI mapping issues on x86 [XSA-237] DMOP map/unmap missing argument checks [XSA-238] hypervisor stack leak in x86 I/O intercept code [XSA-239] Unlimited recursion in linear pagetable de-typing [XSA-240] Stale TLB entry due to page type release race [XSA-241] page type reference leak on x86 [XSA-242] x86: Incorrect handling of self-linear shadow mappings with translated guests [XSA-243] x86: Incorrect handling of IST settings during CPU hotplug [XSA-244] ---- ARM: Some memory not scrubbed at boot [XSA-245] Qemu: vga: reachable assert failure during during display update [CVE-2017-13673] (#1486591) Qemu: vga: OOB read access during display update [CVE-2017-13672] (#1486562) 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 104347
    published 2017-11-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104347
    title Fedora 25 : xen (2017-d4709b0d8b)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id OPENSUSE-2017-1181.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes several issues : These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2017-5526: The ES1370 audio device emulation support was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue allowing a privileged user inside the guest to cause a DoS and/or potentially crash the Qemu process on the host (bsc#1059777) - CVE-2017-15593: Missing cleanup in the page type system allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS (XSA-242 bsc#1061084) - CVE-2017-15592: A problem in the shadow pagetable code allowed a malicious or buggy HVM guest to cause DoS or cause hypervisor memory corruption potentially allowing the guest to escalate its privilege (XSA-243 bsc#1061086) - CVE-2017-15594: Problematic handling of the selector fields in the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) allowed a malicious or buggy x86 PV guest to escalate its privileges or cause DoS (XSA-244 bsc#1061087) - CVE-2017-15591: Missing checks in the handling of DMOPs allowed malicious or buggy stub domain kernels or tool stacks otherwise living outside of Domain0 to cause a DoS (XSA-238 bsc#1061077) - CVE-2017-15589: Intercepted I/O write operations with less than a full machine word's worth of data were not properly handled, which allowed a malicious unprivileged x86 HVM guest to obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests (XSA-239 bsc#1061080) - CVE-2017-15595: In certain configurations of linear page tables a stack overflow might have occured that allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-240 bsc#1061081) - CVE-2017-15588: Under certain conditions x86 PV guests could have caused the hypervisor to miss a necessary TLB flush for a page. This allowed a malicious x86 PV guest to access all of system memory, allowing for privilege escalation, DoS, and information leaks (XSA-241 bsc#1061082) - CVE-2017-15590: Multiple issues existed with the setup of PCI MSI interrupts that allowed a malicious or buggy guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-237 bsc#1061076) - bsc#1055321: When dealing with the grant map space of add-to-physmap operations, ARM specific code failed to release a lock. This allowed a malicious guest administrator to cause DoS (XSA-235) This update was imported from the SUSE:SLE-12-SP3:Update update project.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-01-26
    plugin id 104085
    published 2017-10-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104085
    title openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2017-1181)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-2864-1.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes several issues: These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2017-5526: The ES1370 audio device emulation support was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue allowing a privileged user inside the guest to cause a DoS and/or potentially crash the Qemu process on the host (bsc#1059777) - CVE-2017-15593: Missing cleanup in the page type system allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS (XSA-242 bsc#1061084) - CVE-2017-15592: A problem in the shadow pagetable code allowed a malicious or buggy HVM guest to cause DoS or cause hypervisor memory corruption potentially allowing the guest to escalate its privilege (XSA-243 bsc#1061086) - CVE-2017-15594: Problematic handling of the selector fields in the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) allowed a malicious or buggy x86 PV guest to escalate its privileges or cause DoS (XSA-244 bsc#1061087) - CVE-2017-15591: Missing checks in the handling of DMOPs allowed malicious or buggy stub domain kernels or tool stacks otherwise living outside of Domain0 to cause a DoS (XSA-238 bsc#1061077) - CVE-2017-15589: Intercepted I/O write operations with less than a full machine word's worth of data were not properly handled, which allowed a malicious unprivileged x86 HVM guest to obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests (XSA-239 bsc#1061080) - CVE-2017-15595: In certain configurations of linear page tables a stack overflow might have occured that allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-240 bsc#1061081) - CVE-2017-15588: Under certain conditions x86 PV guests could have caused the hypervisor to miss a necessary TLB flush for a page. This allowed a malicious x86 PV guest to access all of system memory, allowing for privilege escalation, DoS, and information leaks (XSA-241 bsc#1061082) - CVE-2017-15590: Multiple issues existed with the setup of PCI MSI interrupts that allowed a malicious or buggy guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-237 bsc#1061076) 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 2018-11-30
    plugin id 104252
    published 2017-10-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104252
    title SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:2864-1)
  • NASL family Gentoo Local Security Checks
    NASL id GENTOO_GLSA-201801-14.NASL
    description The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201801-14 (Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities) Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Xen. Please review the referenced CVE identifiers for details. Impact : A local attacker could potentially execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the Xen (QEMU) process on the host, gain privileges on the host system, or cause a Denial of Service condition. Workaround : There is no known workaround at this time.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-01-26
    plugin id 106038
    published 2018-01-15
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106038
    title GLSA-201801-14 : Xen: Multiple vulnerabilities
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-2812-1.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes several issues: These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2017-5526: The ES1370 audio device emulation support was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue allowing a privileged user inside the guest to cause a DoS and/or potentially crash the Qemu process on the host (bsc#1059777) - CVE-2017-15593: Missing cleanup in the page type system allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS (XSA-242 bsc#1061084) - CVE-2017-15592: A problem in the shadow pagetable code allowed a malicious or buggy HVM guest to cause DoS or cause hypervisor memory corruption potentially allowing the guest to escalate its privilege (XSA-243 bsc#1061086) - CVE-2017-15594: Problematic handling of the selector fields in the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) allowed a malicious or buggy x86 PV guest to escalate its privileges or cause DoS (XSA-244 bsc#1061087) - CVE-2017-15589: Intercepted I/O write operations with less than a full machine word's worth of data were not properly handled, which allowed a malicious unprivileged x86 HVM guest to obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests (XSA-239 bsc#1061080) - CVE-2017-15595: In certain configurations of linear page tables a stack overflow might have occured that allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-240 bsc#1061081) - CVE-2017-15588: Under certain conditions x86 PV guests could have caused the hypervisor to miss a necessary TLB flush for a page. This allowed a malicious x86 PV guest to access all of system memory, allowing for privilege escalation, DoS, and information leaks (XSA-241 bsc#1061082) - CVE-2017-15590: Multiple issues existed with the setup of PCI MSI interrupts that allowed a malicious or buggy guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-237 bsc#1061076) 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 2018-11-30
    plugin id 104098
    published 2017-10-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104098
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:2812-1)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-2815-1.NASL
    description This update for xen fixes several issues: These security issues were fixed : - CVE-2017-5526: The ES1370 audio device emulation support was vulnerable to a memory leakage issue allowing a privileged user inside the guest to cause a DoS and/or potentially crash the Qemu process on the host (bsc#1059777) - CVE-2017-15593: Missing cleanup in the page type system allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS (XSA-242 bsc#1061084) - CVE-2017-15592: A problem in the shadow pagetable code allowed a malicious or buggy HVM guest to cause DoS or cause hypervisor memory corruption potentially allowing the guest to escalate its privilege (XSA-243 bsc#1061086) - CVE-2017-15594: Problematic handling of the selector fields in the Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) allowed a malicious or buggy x86 PV guest to escalate its privileges or cause DoS (XSA-244 bsc#1061087) - CVE-2017-15589: Intercepted I/O write operations with less than a full machine word's worth of data were not properly handled, which allowed a malicious unprivileged x86 HVM guest to obtain sensitive information from the host or other guests (XSA-239 bsc#1061080) - CVE-2017-15595: In certain configurations of linear page tables a stack overflow might have occured that allowed a malicious or buggy PV guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-240 bsc#1061081) - CVE-2017-15588: Under certain conditions x86 PV guests could have caused the hypervisor to miss a necessary TLB flush for a page. This allowed a malicious x86 PV guest to access all of system memory, allowing for privilege escalation, DoS, and information leaks (XSA-241 bsc#1061082) - CVE-2017-15590: Multiple issues existed with the setup of PCI MSI interrupts that allowed a malicious or buggy guest to cause DoS and potentially privilege escalation and information leaks (XSA-237 bsc#1061076) 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 2018-11-30
    plugin id 104099
    published 2017-10-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104099
    title SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2017:2815-1)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-4050.NASL
    description Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor, which could result in denial of service, information leaks, privilege escalation or the execution of arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-13
    plugin id 104819
    published 2017-11-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104819
    title Debian DSA-4050-1 : xen - security update
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id XEN_SERVER_XSA-240.NASL
    description According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor installed on the remote host is affected by a stack overflow vulnerability that is triggered when recursion is not properly handled when de-typing linear pagetables. By stacking multiple layers of page tables, an attacker within a guest can cause a stack overflow, resulting in the Xen process to crash. Note that Nessus has checked the changeset versions based on the xen.git change log. Nessus did not check guest hardware configurations or if patches were applied manually to the source code before a recompile and reinstall.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-08
    plugin id 103975
    published 2017-10-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103975
    title Xen Hypervisor Pagetable De-typing Recursion Handling Guest-to-Host DoS (XSA-240)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id XEN_SERVER_XSA-244.NASL
    description According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor installed on the remote host is affected by an unspecified flaw that is triggered when, as a new CPU is brought online, it copies certain selector fields from CPU0's Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) while CPU0 is in HVM context. This may result in incorrect values being copied, allowing an attacker on the guest to cause a denial of service or gain elevated privileges on the host. Note that Nessus has checked the changeset versions based on the xen.git change log. Nessus did not check guest hardware configurations or if patches were applied manually to the source code before a recompile and reinstall.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-08
    plugin id 103979
    published 2017-10-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103979
    title Xen Hypervisor New CPU Interrupt Descriptor Table (IDT) Copy Handling Guest-to-Host Privilege Escalation (XSA-244)
  • NASL family OracleVM Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLEVM_OVMSA-2017-0166.NASL
    description The remote OracleVM system is missing necessary patches to address critical security updates : - BUILDINFO: xen commit=6c164f71ed0dc46201f1d69de65d05d138556fcc - BUILDINFO: QEMU upstream commit=8bff6989bd0bafcc0ddf859c23ce6a2ff21a80ff - BUILDINFO: QEMU traditional commit=346fdd7edd73f8287d0d0a2bab9c67b71bc6b8ba - BUILDINFO: IPXE commit=9a93db3f0947484e30e753bbd61a10b17336e20e - BUILDINFO: SeaBIOS commit=7d9cbe613694924921ed1a6f8947d711c5832eee - x86/cpu: fix IST handling during PCPU bringup (Andrew Cooper) [Orabug: 26901427] (CVE-2017-15594) - x86/shadow: Don't create self-linear shadow mappings for 4-level translated guests (Andrew Cooper) [Orabug: 26901416] (CVE-2017-15592) - x86: Disable the use of auto-translated PV guests (Andrew Cooper) [Orabug: 26901416] (CVE-2017-15592) - x86: don't allow page_unlock to drop the last type reference (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901404] (CVE-2017-15593) - x86: don't store possibly stale TLB flush time stamp (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901395] (CVE-2017-15588) - x86/mm: Disable PV linear pagetables by default (George Dunlap) [Orabug: 26901366] (CVE-2017-15595) - x86: limit linear page table use to a single level (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901366] (CVE-2017-15595) - x86/HVM: prefill partially used variable on emulation paths (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901350] (CVE-2017-15589) - x86/FLASK: fix unmap-domain-IRQ XSM hook (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901322] (CVE-2017-15590) - x86/IRQ: conditionally preserve irq <-> pirq mapping on map error paths (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901322] (CVE-2017-15590) - x86/MSI: disallow redundant enabling (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901322] (CVE-2017-15590) - x86: enforce proper privilege when (un)mapping pIRQ-s (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901322] (CVE-2017-15590) - x86: don't allow MSI pIRQ mapping on unowned device (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901322] (CVE-2017-15590) - gnttab: fix pin count / page reference race (Jan Beulich) [Orabug: 26901282] (CVE-2017-15597)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-19
    plugin id 104249
    published 2017-10-30
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=104249
    title OracleVM 3.4 : xen (OVMSA-2017-0166)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id XEN_SERVER_XSA-237.NASL
    description According to its self-reported version number, the Xen hypervisor installed on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities related to the setup of PCI MSI interrupts, which may allow an attacker on the guest to cause a denial of service on the host, potentially disclose sensitive information from the host, or potentially gain elevated privileges on the host. Note that Nessus has checked the changeset versions based on the xen.git change log. Nessus did not check guest hardware configurations or if patches were applied manually to the source code before a recompile and reinstall.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-08
    plugin id 103972
    published 2017-10-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=103972
    title Xen Hypervisor PCI MSI Interrupt Setup Multiple Guest-to-Host Privilege Escalation (XSA-237)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_SU-2017-2873-1.NASL
    description