Bug 1879473 (CVE-2020-14378) - CVE-2020-14378 dpdk: partial Denial of Service due to Integer Underflow
Summary: CVE-2020-14378 dpdk: partial Denial of Service due to Integer Underflow
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2020-14378
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1910515 1883277
Blocks: 1879474
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Reported: 2020-09-16 11:24 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-22 18:16 UTC (History)
24 users (show)

Fixed In Version: dpdk 18.11.10, dpdk 19.11.5
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An integer underflow flaw was found in the `move_desc` function that can lead to large amounts of CPU cycles being consumed in a long-running loop. This flaw allows an attacker to cause `move_desc` to get stuck in a 4,294,967,295-count iteration loop. Depending on how `vhost_crypto` is being used, this issue could prevent other VMs or network tasks from being serviced by the busy DPDK lcore for an extended period. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
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Last Closed: 2020-09-28 20:41:10 UTC


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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2020-09-16 11:24:07 UTC
An integer underflow in the move_desc function can lead to many cpu cycles being eaten up in a long running loop. An attacker could cause move_desc to get stuck in a 4,294,967,295 iteration loop. Depending on how vhost_crypto is being used this could prevent other VMs or network tasks from being serviced by the busy DPDK lcore for an extended period.

Comment 8 Dave Baker 2020-09-28 15:52:36 UTC
Statement:

This flaw does not affect the versions of `dpdk` as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and 8 or the versions embedded in Red Hat Virtualization or the Fast Datapath `openvswitch` package, as they do not enable generic crypto device library support. This causes the vulnerable code in vhost_crypto.c to not be included.

This flaw does not affect Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 and 4 as dpdk (embedded in ceph source rpm) is not built in the packages, therefore the vulnerable code is not available in the resulting RPM and the issue cannot be exploited.

Comment 9 Dave Baker 2020-09-28 15:56:58 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Ryan Hall

Comment 10 Dave Baker 2020-09-28 15:57:00 UTC
External References:

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/09/28/3

Comment 11 Dave Baker 2020-09-28 15:57:27 UTC
Created dpdk tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1883277]

Comment 12 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-09-28 20:41:10 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2020-14378


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