Xen 3.x pygrub Local Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ID SSV:86491
Type seebug
Reporter Root
Modified 2014-07-01T00:00:00


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                                                source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/36523/info

Xen is prone to a local authentication-bypass vulnerability.

A local attacker with physical access to an affected host can exploit this issue to bypass authentication and modify the 'grub.conf' file. This may aid in a complete compromise of the affected system.

Xen 3.0.3, 3.3.0, and 3.3.1 are affected; other versions may also be vulnerable.

xm create -c guest
press space bar to stop the grub count down
press e to edit
select the kernel line and press e
Append a "1" to the end of the kernel line and press return
press "b" to boot