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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.7/10


Certain MMU virtualization operations in Xen 4.2.x through 4.4.x before the xsa97-hap patch, when using Hardware Assisted Paging (HAP), are not preemptible, which allows local HVM guest to cause a denial of service (vcpu consumption) by invoking these operations, which process every page assigned to a guest, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-5149.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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