Upstream information

CVE-2009-3525 at MITRE


The pyGrub boot loader in Xen 3.0.3, 3.3.0, and Xen-3.3.1 does not support the password option in grub.conf for para-virtualized guests, which allows attackers with access to the para-virtualized guest console to boot the guest or modify the guest's kernel boot parameters without providing the expected password.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 542525 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11
  • libcmpiutil >= 0.5-15.16.1
  • libvirt >= 0.4.6-14.60.16
  • libvirt-cim >= 0.5.2-8.47.85
  • libvirt-doc >= 0.4.6-14.60.16
  • libvirt-python >= 0.4.6-14.60.16
  • virt-manager >= 0.5.3-66.42.13
  • virt-viewer >= 0.0.3-3.57.13
  • vm-install >= 0.3.27-0.1.15
  • xen >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7
  • xen-doc-html >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7
  • xen-doc-pdf >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7
  • xen-kmp-default >= 3.3.1_18546_24_2.6.27.45_0.3-0.3.7
  • xen-kmp-pae >= 3.3.1_18546_24_2.6.27.45_0.3-0.3.7
  • xen-libs >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7
  • xen-tools >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7
  • xen-tools-domU >= 3.3.1_18546_24-0.3.7

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 virt-manager Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 xen Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 virt-manager Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 xen Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 11 xen Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Software Development Kit 11 xen Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Tue Jul 9 17:06:29 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Oct 13 18:23:26 2023