Bug 1685568

Summary: xen: xsa284: grant table transfer issues on large hosts
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Andrej Nemec <anemec>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: ailan, drjones, imammedo, jforbes, knoel, m.a.young, mrezanin, pbonzini, rkrcmar, robinlee.sysu, vkuznets, xen-maint
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Description Andrej Nemec 2019-03-05 14:13:32 UTC
When the code processing grant table transfer requests finds a page with
an address too large to be represented in the interface with the guest,
it allocates a replacement page and copies page contents.  However, the
code doing so fails to set the newly allocated page's accounting
properties correctly, resulting in the page becoming not only unusable
by the target domain, but also unfreeable upon domain cleanup.  The page
as well as certain other remnants of an affected guest will be leaked.

Furthermore internal state of the processing code was also not updated
correctly, resulting in the insertion of an IOMMU mapping to the page
being replaced (and subsequently freed), allowing the domain access to
memory it does not own.

The primary impact is a memory leak.  Malicious or buggy guests with
passed through PCI devices may also be able to escalate their
privileges, crash the host, or access data belonging to other guests.



Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2019-03-05 14:26:35 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1685577]