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Vulnerability Score 4.9 4.9
CVE Id CVE-2007-5498
Last Modified 21 Aug 2010 01:12:14
Published 07 May 2008 08:20:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Xen hypervisor block backend driver for Linux kernel 2.6.18, when running on a 64-bit host with a 32-bit paravirtualized guest, allows local privileged users in the guest OS to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) via a request that specifies a large number of blocks.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18



UBUNTU - USN-679-1

REDHAT - RHSA-2008:0233

SECUNIA - 32918

SECUNIA - 30116

XF - linux-kernel-xen-hypervisor-dos(42274)

BID - 29082

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:46:12