CVE-2015-7972

NameCVE-2015-7972
DescriptionThe (1) libxl_set_memory_target function in tools/libxl/libxl.c and (2) libxl__build_post function in tools/libxl/libxl_dom.c in Xen 3.4.x through 4.6.x do not properly calculate the balloon size when using the populate-on-demand (PoD) system, which allows local HVM guest users to cause a denial of service (guest crash) via unspecified vectors related to "heavy memory pressure."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-479-1, DSA-3414-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)4.4.4lts5-0+deb8u1fixed
stretch (security), stretch (lts), stretch4.8.5.final+shim4.10.4-1+deb9u12fixed
buster (security), buster, buster (lts)4.11.4+107-gef32c7afa2-1fixed
bullseye4.14.6-1fixed
bullseye (security)4.14.5+94-ge49571868d-1fixed
bookworm4.17.3+10-g091466ba55-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie, sid4.17.3+36-g54dacb5c02-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcesqueeze(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.1-1+deb7u1DLA-479-1
xensourcejessie4.4.1-9+deb8u3DSA-3414-1
xensource(unstable)4.6.0-1

Notes

[wheezy] - xen <no-dsa> (Minor issue, xl not used in wheezy)
[squeeze] - xen <end-of-life> (not supported in squeeze-lts)
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-153.html

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