Citrix XenServer 6.2.0 privileges management

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A vulnerability has been found in Citrix XenServer 6.2.0 (Virtualization Software) and classified as problematic. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-269. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, and availability.

The weakness was released 07/15/2014 as CTX140984 as confirmed advisory (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2014-4948 since 07/14/2014. Attacking locally is a requirement. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 76771 (Citrix XenServer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CTX140984)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc.. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 370039 (Citrix XenServer Security Update (CTX140984)).

Applying the patch Hotfix is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 68660), X-Force (94632), Secunia (SA60027), SecurityTracker (ID 1030604) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-45495). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 67170 and 29832.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 5.1
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 4.5

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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-269
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 76771
Nessus Name: Citrix XenServer Multiple Vulnerabilities (CTX140984)
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Advisory: CTX140984
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-4948 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 68660 - Citrix XenServer CVE-2014-4948 Denial of Service and Information Disclosure Vulnerabilities
Secunia: 60027 - Citrix XenServer Security Issue and Two Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 94632 - Citrix XenServer VHD modification denial of service, Medium Risk
SecurityTracker: 1030604 - Citrix XenServer Flaws Let Local Users Deny Service and Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information
Vulnerability Center: 45495 - Citrix XenServer 6.0 through 6.2 SP1 Remote DoS and Information Disclosure in Guest VMs, Medium

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Created: 07/17/2014 11:06 AM
Updated: 06/02/2017 07:55 AM
Changes: (3) advisory_confirm_url source_secunia source_secunia_date
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