Denial of service in Xenstore via soft reset

Published: 2023-01-25
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-42330
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor Xen Project

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Resource management error

EUVDB-ID: #VU71528

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-42330

CWE-ID: CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a malicious guest to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to an error when performing Soft Reset with kexec. A malicious guest can continuously execute kexec and prevent further domain administration, like starting new guests or adding/removing resources to or from any existing guest.


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Vulnerable software versions

Xen: 4.17.0

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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.