CVE-2017-10923

2017-07-07T14:52:52
ID RH:CVE-2017-10923
Type redhatcve
Reporter redhat.com
Modified 2019-10-12T00:17:10

Description

Xen through 4.8.x does not validate a vCPU array index upon the sending of an SGI, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (hypervisor crash), aka XSA-225.

Mitigation

On systems where the guest kernel is controlled by the host rather than
guest administrator, running only kernels which only send sane IPIs
(i.e. targeting valid CPUs) will prevent untrusted guest users from
exploiting this issue. However untrusted guest administrators can
still trigger it unless further steps are taken to prevent them from
loading code into the kernel (e.g by disabling loadable modules etc) or
from using other mechanisms which allow them to run code at kernel
privilege.