Xen 4.4/4.5/4.6/4.7/4.8 Memory access control

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A vulnerability was found in Xen 4.4/4.5/4.6/4.7/4.8 (Virtualization Software). It has been rated as critical. This issue affects some unknown processing. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability (Memory). Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The bug was discovered 04/04/2017. The weakness was disclosed 04/04/2017 by Jann Horn with Google Project Zero (oss-sec). It is possible to read the advisory at openwall.com. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2017-7228 since 03/22/2017. The exploitation is known to be easy. Attacking locally is a requirement. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

The exploit is available at exploit-db.com. It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 99377 (Citrix XenServer multiple vulnerabilities (CTX222565)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Misc. and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 276570 (Fedora Security Update for xen (FEDORA-2017-054729ab08)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. A possible mitigation has been published 1 days after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (99377) and Exploit-DB (41870).

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VulDB Meta Base Score: 6.9
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 5.7
VulDB Temp Score: 5.1
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Exploitinginfo

Name: Memory
Class: Access control / Memory
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 99377
Nessus Name: Citrix XenServer multiple vulnerabilities (CTX222565)
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OpenVAS ID: 703847
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3847-1 (xen - security update)
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Countermeasuresinfo

Recommended: Patch
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Sourcesinfo

Advisory: openwall.com
Researcher: Jann Horn
Organization: Google Project Zero
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2017-7228 (🔍)
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SecurityTracker: 1038223
SecurityFocus: 97375 - Xen 'memory_exchange()' Function Incomplete Fix Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
OSVDB: - CVE-2017-7228 - Xen - Security Bypass Issue

scip Labs: https://www.scip.ch/en/?labs.20161013

Entryinfo

Created: 04/04/2017 10:25 PM
Updated: 11/27/2022 07:39 AM
Changes: 04/04/2017 10:25 PM (75), 08/25/2020 04:41 PM (11), 11/27/2022 07:39 AM (4)
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