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CVE-2020-11742

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Overview

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing guest OS users to cause a denial of service because of bad continuation handling in GNTTABOP_copy. Grant table operations are expected to return 0 for success, and a negative number for errors. The fix for CVE-2017-12135 introduced a path through grant copy handling where success may be returned to the caller without any action taken. In particular, the status fields of individual operations are left uninitialised, and may result in errant behaviour in the caller of GNTTABOP_copy. A buggy or malicious guest can construct its grant table in such a way that, when a backend domain tries to copy a grant, it hits the incorrect exit path. This returns success to the caller without doing anything, which may cause crashes or other incorrect behaviour.

Related Files

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202005-08
Posted May 15, 2020
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 202005-8 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Xen, the worst of which could allow privilege escalation. Versions less than 4.12.2-r2 are affected.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2020-11739, CVE-2020-11740, CVE-2020-11741, CVE-2020-11742, CVE-2020-11743
MD5 | 36de94d2514b90dc4856d667f55f8f6d
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