Bug 1058395 (CVE-2014-1666)

Summary: CVE-2014-1666 xen: PHYSDEVOP_{prepare,release}_msix exposed to unprivileged guests
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Petr Matousek <pmatouse>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG QA Contact:
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Version: unspecifiedCC: agordeev, anton, dhoward, drjones, imammedo, jforbes, jkurik, kraxel, lwang, m.a.young, mrezanin, pbonzini, pholasek, plougher, rkrcmar, rvrbovsk, virt-maint, xen-maint
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OS: Linux   
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Last Closed: 2014-01-27 17:32:01 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1058398    
Bug Blocks: 1058399    

Description Petr Matousek 2014-01-27 17:30:46 UTC
The PHYSDEVOP_{prepare,release}_msix operations are supposed to be available to privileged guests (domain 0 in non-disaggregated setups) only, but the necessary privilege check was missing.

Malicious or misbehaving unprivileged guests can cause the host or other guests to malfunction. This can result in host-wide denial of service. Privilege escalation, while seeming to be unlikely, cannot be excluded.



Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2014-01-27 17:32:01 UTC

Not vulnerable.

This issue did not affect the versions of the kernel-xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue did not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 as we did not have support for Xen hypervisor.

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2014-01-27 17:32:39 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1058398]