Bug 1685570 (CVE-2019-17345)

Summary: CVE-2019-17345 xen: xsa291: x86/PV: page type reference counting issue with failed IOMMU update
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 14:19:12 UTC
When an x86 PV domain has a passed-through PCI device assigned, IOMMU
mappings may need to be updated when the type of a particular page
changes.  Such an IOMMU operation may fail.  In the event of failure,
while at present the affected guest would be forcibly crashed, the
already recorded additional type reference was not dropped again.  This
causes a bug check to trigger while cleaning up after the crashed
guest.

Malicious or buggy x86 PV guest kernels can mount a Denial of Service
(DoS) attack affecting the whole system.

References:

https://seclists.org/oss-sec/2019/q1/159

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2019-03-05 14:26:24 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1685577]