October 31, 2019
Xen is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to crash hypervisor, denying service to legitimate users. Xen version 4.8 and later are vulnerable.
- Xen Xen 4.10
- Xen Xen 4.10.0
- Xen Xen 4.10.1
- Xen Xen 4.10.2
- Xen Xen 4.11.0
- Xen Xen 4.12.0
- Xen Xen 4.8.0
- Xen Xen 4.8.4
- Xen Xen 4.9
- Xen Xen 4.9.0
- Xen Xen 4.9.1
- Xen Xen 4.9.2
- Xen Xen 4.9.3
Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Allow only trusted individuals to have user accounts and local access to the resources.
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
Julien Grall of Arm.
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