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2007/10/04 Xen Security Issue Patched

Thursday, October 4th, 2007

Wow I did not think that Xen had a security issue. Thats great that its patched. Article from

IT: Xen Security Issue Patched

Posted by kdawson on Thursday October 04, @11:27AM
from the stay-in-your-places-now-children dept.


An anonymous reader sends in word of a privilege escalation security issue identified in the open source Xen hypervisor. Xen has issued a hotfix and urged all users to install it. The problem was disclosed by Secunia last week. A user of a guest domain with root privileges could execute arbitrary commands in domain 0 via specially crafted entries in grub.conf when the guest system is booted.