CVE-2023-46837

NameCVE-2023-46837
DescriptionArm provides multiple helpers to clean & invalidate the cache for a given region. This is, for instance, used when allocating guest memory to ensure any writes (such as the ones during scrubbing) have reached memory before handing over the page to a guest. Unfortunately, the arithmetics in the helpers can overflow and would then result to skip the cache cleaning/invalidation. Therefore there is no guarantee when all the writes will reach the memory. This undefined behavior was meant to be addressed by XSA-437, but the approach was not sufficient.
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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
bullseye4.14.6-1vulnerable
bullseye (security)4.14.5+94-ge49571868d-1vulnerable
bookworm4.17.3+10-g091466ba55-1~deb12u1fixed
trixie4.17.3+10-g091466ba55-1fixed
sid4.17.3+36-g54dacb5c02-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
xensourcebuster(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcebullseye(unfixed)end-of-life
xensourcebookworm4.17.3+10-g091466ba55-1~deb12u1
xensource(unstable)4.17.3+10-g091466ba55-1

Notes

[bullseye] - xen <end-of-life> (EOLed in Bullseye)
[buster] - xen <end-of-life> (DSA 4677-1)
https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-447.html

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