Upstream information

CVE-2017-8904 at MITRE

Description

Xen through 4.8.x mishandles the "contains segment descriptors" property during GNTTABOP_transfer (aka guest transfer) operations, which might allow PV guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS, aka XSA-214.

SUSE information

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.77 6.21
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low High
Authentication Single None
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 8.8 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low High
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Changed Changed
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1034844 [NEW]

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List of planned updates

The following information is the current evaluation information for this security issue. It might neither be accurate nor complete, Use at own risk.
Product(s) Source package
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP 11 SP3
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