Bug 1891091 (CVE-2020-27671) - CVE-2020-27671 xen: undue deferral of IOMMU TLB flushes (XSA-346)
Summary: CVE-2020-27671 xen: undue deferral of IOMMU TLB flushes (XSA-346)
Alias: CVE-2020-27671
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: 1891093
Blocks: 1891100
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Reported: 2020-10-23 18:54 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:01 UTC (History)
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A flaw was found to occur in the Xen optimization to coalesce per-page IOMMU TLB flushes. This flaw allows malicious x86 HVM and PVH guests to cause host data corruption and data leaks, resulting in a denial of service (DoS) or potential privilege escalation. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
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Last Closed: 2020-11-02 20:21:26 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-10-23 18:54:32 UTC
An issue was discovered in all Xen versions from 4.2 onwards, allowing x86 HVM and PVH guest OS users to cause a denial of service (data corruption), cause a data leak, or possibly gain privileges because coalescing of per-page IOMMU TLB flushes is mishandled.

Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-10-23 18:54:50 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1891093]

Comment 2 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-11-02 14:38:36 UTC

Name: the Xen project

Comment 3 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-11-02 14:39:27 UTC
External References:


Comment 5 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-11-02 20:21:26 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 6 Mauro Matteo Cascella 2020-11-03 13:06:29 UTC

All Xen versions from 4.2 onwards are vulnerable. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is not affected by this flaw, as it shipped with an older version of Xen.

Comment 8 RaTasha Tillery-Smith 2020-12-07 18:20:24 UTC

Avoid passing through physical devices to untrusted guests. Refer to the XSA-346 advisory for additional information.

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