CVE-2022-42324

NameCVE-2022-42324
DescriptionOxenstored 32->31 bit integer truncation issues Integers in Ocaml are 63 or 31 bits of signed precision. The Ocaml Xenbus library takes a C uint32_t out of the ring and casts it directly to an Ocaml integer. In 64-bit Ocaml builds this is fine, but in 32-bit builds, it truncates off the most significant bit, and then creates unsigned/signed confusion in the remainder. This in turn can feed a negative value into logic not expecting a negative value, resulting in unexpected exceptions being thrown. The unexpected exception is not handled suitably, creating a busy-loop trying (and failing) to take the bad packet out of the xenstore ring.
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ReferencesDSA-5272-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
xen (PTS)buster, buster (security)4.11.4+107-gef32c7afa2-1vulnerable
bullseye4.14.5+24-g87d90d511c-1vulnerable
bullseye (security)4.14.5+86-g1c354767d5-1fixed
bookworm, sid4.16.2+90-g0d39a6d1ae-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcebuster(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcebullseye4.14.5+86-g1c354767d5-1DSA-5272-1
xensource(unstable)4.16.2+90-g0d39a6d1ae-1

Notes

[buster] - xen <end-of-life> (DSA 4677-1)
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-420.html

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