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Xen Qemu Monitor Console Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2012-09-07    Last Update:  2012-09-10    Views:  1,825

Secunia Advisory SA50493

Where:

Local system

Impact:

Privilege escalation

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in Xen, which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to gain escalated privileges.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the VNC graphical display when handling certain key sequences and can be exploited to gain access to the hosts monitor console.

Successful exploitation requires that a graphical console is configured.

This is related to:
SA24575

The vulnerability is reported in versions 4.0 and later.


Solution:
Apply patch.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
XSA-19:
http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-announce/2012-09/msg00007.html
http://lists.xen.org/archives/html/xen-announce/2012-09/msg00008.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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