CVE-2020-29571

Name
CVE-2020-29571
Description
An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. A bounds check common to most operation time functions specific to FIFO event channels depends on the CPU observing consistent state. While the producer side uses appropriately ordered writes, the consumer side isn't protected against re-ordered reads, and may hence end up de-referencing a NULL pointer. Malicious or buggy guest kernels can mount a Denial of Service (DoS) attack affecting the entire system. Only Arm systems may be vulnerable. Whether a system is vulnerable depends on the specific CPU. x86 systems are not vulnerable.
NVD Severity
medium
Other trackers
Mailing lists
Exploits
Forges
GitHub (code, issues), Aports (code, issues)

References

Type URI
Patch https://xenbits.xenproject.org/xsa/advisory-359.html
Third Party Advisory https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4812
Mailing List https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/OBLV6L6Q24PPQ2CRFXDX4Q76KU776GKI/
Mailing List https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2C6M6S3CIMEBACH6O7V4H2VDANMO6TVA/

Match rules

CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:arm:* xen >= 4.4.0 <= 4.14.0

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
xen 3.10-main 4.12.4-r0 None possibly vulnerable
xen 3.12-main 4.13.4-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.11-main 4.13.4-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed