CVE-2015-0268 (xen)

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2015-0268

Original release date: 02/16/2015

Last revised: 02/17/2015



The vgic_v2_to_sgi function in arch/arm/vgic-v2.c in Xen 4.5.x, when running on ARM hardware with general interrupt controller (GIC) version 2, allows local guest users to cause a denial of service (host crash) by writing an invalid value to the GICD.SGIR register.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):

Impact Subscore: 6.9

Exploitability Subscore: 3.9

CVSS Version 2 Metrics:

Access Vector: Locally exploitable

Access Complexity: Low

Authentication: Not required to exploit

Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID

Name: 72591

External Source: SECTRACK

Name: 1031746

External Source: CONFIRM


Type: Advisory

External Source: XF

Name: xen-cve20150268-dos(100868)

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:xen:xen:4.5.0

Technical Details

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Quality Assurance – 2/17/2015 3:17:49 PM
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Added CWE
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