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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4405

Original release date: 10/03/2008
Last revised: 10/30/2012


xend in Xen 3.0.3 does not properly limit the contents of the /local/domain xenstore directory tree, and does not properly restrict a guest VM's write access within this tree, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service and possibly have unspecified other impact by writing to (1) console/tty, (2) console/limit, or (3) image/device-model-pid. NOTE: this issue was originally reported as an issue in libvirt 0.3.3 and xenstore, but CVE is considering the core issue to be related to Xen.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080930 CVE Request (xen)
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2009:016
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10627
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://xenbits.xensource.com/staging/xen-3.3-testing.hg?rev/e0e17216ba70
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464817
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020955
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=464818
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2709
External Source: BID
Name: 31499
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20081004 Re: CVE Request (xen)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2009:0003
External Source: MLIST
Name: [xen-devel] 20080930 [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:015
External Source: MLIST
Name: [xen-devel] 20080930 Re: [PATCH] [Xend] Move some backend configuration

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10627
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:citrix:xen:3.0.3

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)