Bug 1823942 (CVE-2020-11742) - CVE-2020-11742 xen: bad continuation handling in GNTTABOP_copy (XSA-318)
Summary: CVE-2020-11742 xen: bad continuation handling in GNTTABOP_copy (XSA-318)
Alias: CVE-2020-11742
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
: 1823361 (view as bug list)
Depends On: 1823943
Blocks: 1823363 1823944
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Reported: 2020-04-14 20:16 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-09-29 12:05 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-04-16 15:44:23 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-04-14 20:16:55 UTC
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing guest OS users to cause a denial of service because of bad continuation handling in GNTTABOP_copy. Grant table operations are expected to return 0 for success, and a negative number for errors. The fix for CVE-2017-12135 introduced a path through grant copy handling where success may be returned to the caller without any action taken. In particular, the status fields of individual operations are left uninitialised, and may result in errant behaviour in the caller of GNTTABOP_copy. A buggy or malicious guest can construct its grant table in such a way that, when a backend domain tries to copy a grant, it hits the incorrect exit path. This returns success to the caller without doing anything, which may cause crashes or other incorrect behaviour.


Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-04-14 20:17:12 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1823943]

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2021-09-29 12:05:16 UTC
*** Bug 1823361 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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