CVE-2020-29568

NameCVE-2020-29568
DescriptionAn issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. Some OSes (such as Linux, FreeBSD, and NetBSD) are processing watch events using a single thread. If the events are received faster than the thread is able to handle, they will get queued. As the queue is unbounded, a guest may be able to trigger an OOM in the backend. All systems with a FreeBSD, Linux, or NetBSD (any version) dom0 are vulnerable.
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-2557-1, DLA-2586-1, DSA-4843-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.258-1fixed
buster4.19.181-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.171-2fixed
bullseye5.10.26-1fixed
sid5.10.28-1fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.181-1~deb9u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcestretch4.9.258-1DLA-2586-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.171-2DSA-4843-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.9.15-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.171-2~deb9u1DLA-2557-1

Notes

https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-349.html

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