Citrix Xen 3.4.0/4.0.0/4.1.0 denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Citrix Xen 3.4.0/4.0.0/4.1.0 (Connectivity Software). This issue affects an unknown code. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. The product does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was published 06/12/2012 as Xen Security Advisory 8 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2012-0218 since 12/14/2011. Attacking locally is a requirement. A simple authentication is needed for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 59779 (Debian DSA-2501-1 : xen - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370050 (Citrix XenServer Security Update (CTX133161)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (76227) and Tenable (59779). Similar entries are available at 5523, 5525, 5554 and 5556.







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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 59779
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-2501-1 : xen - several vulnerabilities
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OpenVAS ID: 71479
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 2501-1 (xen)
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Advisory: Xen Security Advisory 8
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2012-0218 (🔍)

X-Force: 76227
SecurityTracker: 1027167 - Xen Syscall Exception Handling Error Lets Local Guest Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 37254 - Citrix XenServer and XenSource Xen Local Denial of Service - CVE-2012-0218, Low
SecurityFocus: 53955 - Xen 'syscall/sysenter' Instruction Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 49381 - Xen Privilege Escalation and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities, Less Critical
OSVDB: 82934

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Created: 06/20/2012 11:24 AM
Updated: 03/25/2021 04:21 PM
Changes: 06/20/2012 11:24 AM (79), 04/21/2017 11:35 AM (5), 03/25/2021 04:21 PM (3)
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