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Critical Xen hypervisor smirch endangers virtualized environments

A vicious disadvantage in a widely used Xen hypervisor allows enemy to mangle out of a guest handling complement regulating inside a practical appurtenance and entrance a horde system’s whole memory.

This is a vicious defilement of a confidence separator enforced by a hypervisor and poses a sold hazard to multi-tenant information centers where a customers’ virtualized servers share a same underlying hardware.

The open-source Xen hypervisor is used by cloud computing providers and practical private server hosting companies, as good as by security-oriented handling systems like Qubes OS.

The new vulnerability affects Xen 4.8.x, 4.7.x, 4.6.x, 4.5.x, and 4.4.x and has existed in a Xen formula bottom for over 4 years. It was unintentionally introduced in Dec 2012 as partial of a repair for a opposite issue.

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