Descriptionarm: guest_physmap_remove_page not removing the p2m mappings The functions to remove one or more entries from a guest p2m pagetable on Arm (p2m_remove_mapping, guest_physmap_remove_page, and p2m_set_entry with mfn set to INVALID_MFN) do not actually clear the pagetable entry if the entry doesn't have the valid bit set. It is possible to have a valid pagetable entry without the valid bit set when a guest operating system uses set/way cache maintenance instructions. For instance, a guest issuing a set/way cache maintenance instruction, then calling the XENMEM_decrease_reservation hypercall to give back memory pages to Xen, might be able to retain access to those pages even after Xen started reusing them for other purposes.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)stretch, stretch (security)
buster, buster (security)4.11.4+107-gef32c7afa2-1fixed
bullseye (security)4.14.4+74-gd7b22226b5-1fixed
bookworm, sid4.16.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcestretch(not affected)
xensourcebuster(not affected)


[buster] - xen <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
[stretch] - xen <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)

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