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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-5511

Stack-based buffer overflow in the dirty video RAM tracking functionality in Xen 3.4 through 4.1 allows local HVM guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (crash) via a large bitmap image.
Publish Date : 2012-12-13 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 ServiceOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2636-1 xen - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19816 unix
DSA-2636-2 -- xen -- several vulnerabilities oval:org.mitre.oval:def:29189 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-2012-5511

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS XEN XEN 3.4.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS XEN XEN 3.4.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS XEN XEN 3.4.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS XEN XEN 3.4.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS XEN XEN 3.4.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS XEN XEN 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS XEN XEN 4.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS XEN XEN 4.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS XEN XEN 4.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS XEN XEN 4.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS XEN XEN 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions

- References For CVE-2012-5511
BID 56796 Xen Bitmap Local Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2014-03-26
XF xen-hvm-dos(80484)
MLIST [oss-security] 20121203 Xen Security Advisory 27 (CVE-2012-5511) - several HVM operations do not validate the range of their inputs
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0636 CONFIRM
GENTOO GLSA-201309-24
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0637
SUSE SUSE-SU-2014:0446
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2013:0133
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1685
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1687
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1615

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-5511

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

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