CVE-2021-28701

NameCVE-2021-28701
DescriptionAnother race in XENMAPSPACE_grant_table handling Guests are permitted access to certain Xen-owned pages of memory. The majority of such pages remain allocated / associated with a guest for its entire lifetime. Grant table v2 status pages, however, are de-allocated when a guest switches (back) from v2 to v1. Freeing such pages requires that the hypervisor enforce that no parallel request can result in the addition of a mapping of such a page to a guest. That enforcement was missing, allowing guests to retain access to pages that were freed and perhaps re-used for other purposes. Unfortunately, when XSA-379 was being prepared, this similar issue was not noticed.
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ReferencesDSA-4977-1
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+deb9u12vulnerable
buster4.11.4+99-g8bce4698f6-1vulnerable
buster (security)4.11.4+107-gef32c7afa2-1vulnerable
bullseye4.14.2+25-gb6a8c4f72d-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)4.14.3-1~deb11u1fixed
bookworm, sid4.14.3-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcestretch(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcebuster(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcebullseye4.14.3-1~deb11u1DSA-4977-1
xensource(unstable)4.14.3-1

Notes

[buster] - xen <end-of-life> (DSA 4677-1)
[stretch] - xen <end-of-life> (DSA 4602-1)
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-384.html

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