Citrix Xen 4.2.0 resource management

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A vulnerability was found in Citrix Xen 4.2.0 (Connectivity Software). It has been classified as problematic. This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability. The summary by CVE is:

Memory leak in Xen 4.2 and unstable allows local HVM guests to cause a denial of service (host memory consumption) by performing nested virtualization in a way that triggers errors that are not properly handled.

The weakness was shared 01/22/2013 with Security Team as confirmed mailinglist post (Maillist). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2013-0152 since 12/06/2012. An attack has to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 64418 (Fedora 18 : xen-4.2.1-5.fc18 (2013-1434)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks.

Applying the patch XSA-35 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 X-Force (81431) and Tenable (64418). The entry 7450 is related to this item.







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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

VulDB Base Score: 5.5
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 64418
Nessus Name: Fedora 18 : xen-4.2.1-5.fc18 (2013-1434)
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OpenVAS ID: 865902
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2013-10136
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Patch: XSA-35


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Organization: Security Team
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2013-0152 (🔍)
X-Force: 81431
SecurityTracker: 1028032 - Xen Nested HVM Memory Leak Lets Local Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 39054 - XenSource Xen 4.2.* Local Denial of Service by Performing Nested Virtualization, Low
SecurityFocus: 57494 - Xen CVE-2013-0152 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 51874 - Xen Two Nested Virtualization Denial of Service Vulnerabilities, Not Critical
OSVDB: 89471

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Created: 01/24/2013 02:42 PM
Updated: 04/22/2021 01:40 PM
Changes: 01/24/2013 02:42 PM (76), 04/26/2017 11:52 PM (5), 04/22/2021 01:40 PM (3)
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Committer: olku


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