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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-4539

Xen 4.0 through 4.2, when running 32-bit x86 PV guests on 64-bit hypervisors, allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and hang or crash) via invalid arguments to GNTTABOP_get_status_frames, aka "Grant table hypercall infinite loop DoS vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2012-11-21 Last Update Date : 2017-08-29
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2582-1 xen - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20155 unix
SUSE-SU-2014:0446-1 -- Security update for Xen oval:org.mitre.oval:def:25115 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-4539

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS XEN XEN 4.0.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS XEN XEN 4.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS XEN XEN 4.0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS XEN XEN 4.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS XEN XEN 4.0.4 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS XEN XEN 4.1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS XEN XEN 4.1.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS XEN XEN 4.1.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS XEN XEN 4.1.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS XEN XEN 4.2.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2012-4539
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1685
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1486
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1487
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1615
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1572
SECTRACK 1027763
OSVDB 87305
MLIST [Xen-announce] 20121113 Xen Security Advisory 24 (CVE-2012-4539) - Grant table hypercall infinite loop DoS vulnerability
BID 56498 Xen Multiple Denial of Service Vulnerabilities Release Date:2014-04-04
MLIST [oss-security] 20121113 Xen Security Advisory 24 (CVE-2012-4539) - Grant table hypercall infinite loop DoS vulnerability
GENTOO GLSA-201309-24
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:0446
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1573
GENTOO GLSA-201604-03
XF xen-gnttabopgetstatus-dos(80026)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-4539

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit for more information)

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