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CVE-2020-25595

Status Candidate

Overview

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. The PCI passthrough code improperly uses register data. Code paths in Xen's MSI handling have been identified that act on unsanitized values read back from device hardware registers. While devices strictly compliant with PCI specifications shouldn't be able to affect these registers, experience shows that it's very common for devices to have out-of-spec "backdoor" operations that can affect the result of these reads. A not fully trusted guest may be able to crash Xen, leading to a Denial of Service (DoS) for the entire system. Privilege escalation and information leaks cannot be excluded. All versions of Xen supporting PCI passthrough are affected. Only x86 systems are vulnerable. Arm systems are not vulnerable. Only guests with passed through PCI devices may be able to leverage the vulnerability. Only systems passing through devices with out-of-spec ("backdoor") functionality can cause issues. Experience shows that such out-of-spec functionality is common; unless you have reason to believe that your device does not have such functionality, it's better to assume that it does.

Related Files

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5617-1
Posted Sep 19, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5617-1 - It was discovered that memory contents previously stored in microarchitectural special registers after RDRAND, RDSEED, and SGX EGETKEY read operations on Intel client and Xeon E3 processors may be briefly exposed to processes on the same or different processor cores. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. Julien Grall discovered that Xen incorrectly handled memory barriers on ARM-based systems. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive information or escalate privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2020-0543, CVE-2020-11739, CVE-2020-11742, CVE-2020-15563, CVE-2020-15564, CVE-2020-15565, CVE-2020-15566, CVE-2020-15567, CVE-2020-25595, CVE-2020-25596, CVE-2020-25597, CVE-2020-25599, CVE-2020-25600, CVE-2020-25601
SHA-256 | 650005c21b26b7970b9035b36b8dca3aa7d9fbba307cbcf7d4eded34c754cfb8
Debian Security Advisory 4769-1
Posted Oct 28, 2020
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 4769-1 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Xen hypervisor, which could result in denial of service, guest-to-host privilege escalation or information leaks.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2020-25595, CVE-2020-25596, CVE-2020-25597, CVE-2020-25599, CVE-2020-25600, CVE-2020-25601, CVE-2020-25602, CVE-2020-25603, CVE-2020-25604
SHA-256 | e6c5001c6e839fbf6f78b7b8d62d2d143bd2b61990509f9e7883301ff985de3e
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