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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Xen Vendors:   Xen Project
Xen Non-maskable Interrupt Generation Lets Local Guest Users Crash the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1031902
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-2150   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 11 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.3. and later
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Xen. A local user on a guest system can cause denial of service conditions on the target host system.

A local user on a guest domain can cause a PCI Express device to issue Unsupported Request (UR) responses. On some platforms, the host may crash.

A guest domain that has access to a non-SR-IOV virtual function PCI Express device can exploit this flaw.

Jan Beulich of SUSE reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on a guest system can cause target host system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (xsa120.patch, xsa120-classic.patch).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any)

Message History:   None.

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