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CVE-2012-6035

Published: 23 November 2012

The do_tmem_destroy_pool function in the Transcendent Memory (TMEM) in Xen 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2 does not properly validate pool ids, which allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and host crash) or execute arbitrary code via unspecified vectors. NOTE: this issue was originally published as part of CVE-2012-3497, which was too general; CVE-2012-3497 has been SPLIT into this ID and others.

Notes

AuthorNote
seth-arnold
Xen team strongly recommends against TMEM use
mdeslaur
only 4.0 and higher
ONLY installations where "tmem" is specified on the hypervisor command
line are vulnerable.  Most Xen installations do not do so.
upstream says: "TMEM has been described by its maintainers as a
technology preview, and is therefore not supported by them for
use in production systems. Pending a full security audit of the
code, the Xen.org security team recommends that Xen users do not
enable TMEM."
We will not be fixing this in Ubuntu. Marking as "ignored"

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
xen
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Ignored

precise Ignored

quantal Ignored

upstream Needs triage

Binaries built from this source package are in Universe and so are supported by the community.
xen-3.1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Not vulnerable

lucid Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

Binaries built from this source package are in Universe and so are supported by the community.
xen-3.2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Not vulnerable

lucid Does not exist

natty Does not exist

oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

Binaries built from this source package are in Universe and so are supported by the community.
xen-3.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Does not exist

lucid Not vulnerable

natty Ignored
(end of life)
oneiric Does not exist

precise Does not exist

quantal Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

Binaries built from this source package are in Universe and so are supported by the community.