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Improper Access Control


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


Xen through 4.7.x allows local ARM guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host crash) via vectors involving a (1) data or (2) prefetch abort with the ESR_EL2.EA bit set.

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CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Listed 5th in the 'OWASP Top Ten', improper (or broken) access control attacks are a fundamental type of vulnerability. This includes a broad range of design flaws that enable users to act outside of their intended permissions. They can use these privileges to gain access to restricted files and functionality such as accessing restricted information, falsifying records, destroying data, or executing commands.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published