CVE Details

Release Date:2016-07-26


The PV pagetable code in arch/x86/mm.c in Xen 4.7.x and earlier allowslocal 32-bit PV guest OS administrators to gain host OS privileges by leveraging fast-paths for updating pagetable entries.

See more information about CVE-2016-6258 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 6 Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Network Attack Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Requires single instance Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial Availability Impact: Partial

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle VM version 3.2 (xen)OVMSA-2016-00902016-07-27
Oracle VM version 3.3 (xen)OVMSA-2016-00892016-07-27
Oracle VM version 3.4 (xen)OVMSA-2016-00882016-07-27

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