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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3496

XENMEM_populate_physmap in Xen 4.0, 4.1, and 4.2, and Citrix XenServer 6.0.2 and earlier, when translating paging mode is not used, allows local PV OS guest kernels to cause a denial of service (BUG triggered and host crash) via invalid flags such as MEMF_populate_on_demand.
Publish Date : 2012-11-23 Last Update Date : 2017-08-28
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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 Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2544-1 xen - denial of service oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17653 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-2012-3496

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Citrix Xenserver 6.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS XEN XEN 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS XEN XEN 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS XEN XEN 4.2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Citrix Xenserver 1

- References For CVE-2012-3496 CONFIRM
MLIST [oss-security] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 14 (CVE-2012-3496) - XENMEM_populate_physmap DoS vulnerability
XF xen-xenmempopulatephysmap-dos(78267)
BID 55412 Xen 'XENMEM_populate_physmap' CVE-2012-3496 Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2013-10-01
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1573 CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-201309-24
SECTRACK 1027481
MLIST [Xen-announce] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 14 (CVE-2012-3496) - XENMEM_populate_physmap DoS vulnerability
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1572
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1174
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1172
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1162
GENTOO GLSA-201604-03
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1133
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1132

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3496

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