[Irtalk] Xen patches 7-year-old bug that shattered hypervisor security | Ars Technica

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 18:58:57 SAST 2015

For seven years, Xen virtualization software used by Amazon Web Services
and other cloud computing providers has contained a vulnerability that
allowed attackers to break out of their confined accounts and access
extremely sensitive parts of the underlying operating system. The bug,
which some researchers say is probably the worst ever to hit the open
source project, was finally made public Thursday along with a patch.

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