This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local authenticated user to execute arbitrary code.
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. In the Ocaml xenstored implementation, the internal representation of the tree has special cases for the root node, because this node has no parent. Unfortunately, permissions were not checked for certain operations on the root node. Unprivileged guests can get and modify permissions, list, and delete the root node. (Deleting the whole xenstore tree is a host-wide denial of service.) Achieving xenstore write access is also possible. All systems using oxenstored are vulnerable. Building and using oxenstored is the default in the upstream Xen distribution, if the Ocaml compiler is available. Systems using C xenstored are not vulnerable.Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Xen: 4.0.0 - 4.14.1
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?