Bug 1771344 (CVE-2019-18423) - CVE-2019-18423 xen: add-to-physmap can be abused to DoS Arm hosts
Summary: CVE-2019-18423 xen: add-to-physmap can be abused to DoS Arm hosts
Alias: CVE-2019-18423
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1771345
Blocks: 1762982
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Reported: 2019-11-12 08:39 UTC by Marian Rehak
Modified: 2020-02-24 15:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-02-24 15:11:11 UTC

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Description Marian Rehak 2019-11-12 08:39:45 UTC
The problem could be triggered with a specially crafted hypercall XENMEM_add_to_physmap{, _batch} followed by an access to an address (via hypercall or direct access) that passes the sanity check but cause p2m_get_root_pointer() to return NULL.

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Comment 1 Marian Rehak 2019-11-12 08:39:56 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1771345]

Comment 2 Marian Rehak 2019-11-12 08:44:56 UTC
Xen version 4.8 and newer are vulnerable.
Only Arm systems are vulnerable. x86 systems are not affected.

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