CVE-2017-14318

NameCVE-2017-14318
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in Xen 4.5.x through 4.9.x. The function `__gnttab_cache_flush` handles GNTTABOP_cache_flush grant table operations. It checks to see if the calling domain is the owner of the page that is to be operated on. If it is not, the owner's grant table is checked to see if a grant mapping to the calling domain exists for the page in question. However, the function does not check to see if the owning domain actually has a grant table or not. Some special domains, such as `DOMID_XEN`, `DOMID_IO` and `DOMID_COW` are created without grant tables. Hence, if __gnttab_cache_flush operates on a page owned by these special domains, it will attempt to dereference a NULL pointer in the domain struct.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-1132-1, DSA-4050-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4.8.5.final+shim4.10.4-1+deb9u12fixed
buster, buster (security)4.11.4+24-gddaaccbbab-1~deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid4.11.4+24-gddaaccbbab-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.lts1-9DLA-1132-1
xensourcejessie(not affected)
xensourcestretch4.8.2+xsa245-0+deb9u1DSA-4050-1
xensource(unstable)4.8.2+xsa245-0+deb9u1

Notes

[jessie] - xen <not-affected> (Only affects 4.5 and later)
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-232.html
Wheezy will be affected with the upcoming grant table backport

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