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CVE-2020-11742

CVE information

Published

2 years ago

Last Modified

2 years ago

CVSSv2.0 Severity

Low

CVSSv3.1 Severity

Medium

Impact Analysis

Description

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..

CVSSv2.0 Score

Severity
Low
Base Score
2.1/10
Exploit Score
3.9/10
Access Vector
Local
Access Complexity
Low
Authentication Required
None
Impact Score
2.9/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
Partial
Integrity Impact
None

CVSSv3.1 Score

Severity
Medium
Base Score
5.5/10
Exploit Score
1.8/10
Access Vector
Local
Access Complexity
Low
Privileges Required
Low
Impact Score
3.6/10
Confidentiality Impact
None
Availability Impact
High
Integrity Impact
None
Scope
Unchanged
User Interaction
None

Products Affected

CPE Affected Vulnerable Excluding Edit
cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -
cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.13.0:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -
cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:4.13.0:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -
cpe:2.3:o:fedoraproject:fedora:32:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
  Yes
- -