Bug 2002785 (CVE-2021-28701) - CVE-2021-28701 xen: another race in XENMAPSPACE_grant_table handling
Summary: CVE-2021-28701 xen: another race in XENMAPSPACE_grant_table handling
Alias: CVE-2021-28701
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: 2002786
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Reported: 2021-09-09 17:59 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-09-09 18:21 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2021-09-09 18:21:15 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-09-09 17:59:56 UTC
Another race in XENMAPSPACE_grant_table handling Guests are permitted access to certain Xen-owned pages of memory. The majority of such pages remain allocated / associated with a guest for its entire lifetime. Grant table v2 status pages, however, are de-allocated when a guest switches (back) from v2 to v1. Freeing such pages requires that the hypervisor enforce that no parallel request can result in the addition of a mapping of such a page to a guest. That enforcement was missing, allowing guests to retain access to pages that were freed and perhaps re-used for other purposes. Unfortunately, when XSA-379 was being prepared, this similar issue was not noticed.


Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2021-09-09 18:00:12 UTC
Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2002786]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-09-09 18:21:15 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.

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