Citrix Xen 3.x Linux Kernel xen_iret numeric error

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Citrix Xen 3.x (Connectivity Software). Affected by this issue is the function xen_iret of the component Linux Kernel. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-189. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was shared 02/13/2013 with Xen as not defined mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-0228 since 12/06/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 68789 (Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2013-0630)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 195400 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Linux-ec2 Vulnerabilities (USN-1808-1)).

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 SecurityFocus (BID 57940), X-Force (82067), Secunia (SA52071), Vulnerability Center (SBV-38643) and Tenable (68789). The entries 63765 and 65957 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 9.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 8.9

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Class: Unknown
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Nessus ID: 68789
Nessus Name: Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2013-0630)
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OpenVAS ID: 881690
OpenVAS Name: CentOS Update for kernel CESA-2013:0630 centos6
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12/06/2012 🔍
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12/26/2016 +1263 days 🔍
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Organization: Xen
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-0228 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 57940 - Linux Kernel CVE-2013-0228 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
Secunia: 52071 - Xen "xen_iret()" IRET Handling Vulnerability, Less Critical
X-Force: 82067
Vulnerability Center: 38643 - Linux Kernel Before 3.7.9 on 32-bit Xen Paravirt_ops Platforms Remote Guest Privileges Elevation, Medium
OSVDB: 90186

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Created: 02/18/2013 12:46 PM
Updated: 04/25/2017 11:35 AM
Changes: (5) source_oval_id source_securityfocus_date source_securityfocus_class source_mcafee_ips_id source_mcafee_ips_version
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Committer: roga


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