The XEN_DOMCTL_getmemlist hypercall in Xen 3.4.x through 4.3.x (possibly 4.3.1) does not always obtain the page_alloc_lock and mm_rwlock in the same order, which allows local guest administrators to cause a denial of service (host deadlock).
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 4.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Local network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service
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[oss-security] 20131126 Xen Security Advisory 74 (CVE-2013-4553) - Lock order reversal between page_alloc_lock and mm_rwlock