CVE-2021-28698

Name
CVE-2021-28698
Description
long running loops in grant table handling In order to properly monitor resource use, Xen maintains information on the grant mappings a domain may create to map grants offered by other domains. In the process of carrying out certain actions, Xen would iterate over all such entries, including ones which aren't in use anymore and some which may have been created but never used. If the number of entries for a given domain is large enough, this iterating of the entire table may tie up a CPU for too long, starving other domains or causing issues in the hypervisor itself. Note that a domain may map its own grants, i.e. there is no need for multiple domains to be involved here. A pair of "cooperating" guests may, however, cause the effects to be more severe.
NVD Severity
medium
Other trackers
Mailing lists
Exploits
Forges
GitHub (code, issues), Aports (code, issues)

References

Type URI
MISC https://xenbits.xenproject.org/xsa/advisory-380.txt
MLIST http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/09/01/2
Mailing List https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/FZCNPSRPGFCQRYE2BI4D4Q4SCE56ANV2/
Mailing List https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/LPRVHW4J4ZCPPOHZEWP5MOJT7XDGFFPJ/
DEBIAN https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4977
FEDORA https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2VQCFAPBNGBBAOMJZG6QBREOG5IIDZID/

Match rules

CPE URI Source package Min version Max version
cpe:2.3:o:xen:xen:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* xen >= 3.2.0 <= None

Vulnerable and fixed packages

Source package Branch Version Maintainer Status
xen 3.11-main 4.13.4-r2 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.12-main 4.13.4-r3 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.13-main 4.14.5-r7 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.14-main 4.15.4-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.15-main 4.15.5-r4 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.19-main 4.18.2-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.18-main 4.17.4-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.17-main 4.16.6-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.16-main 4.16.6-r0 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen 3.20-main 4.18.2-r1 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed
xen edge-main 4.18.2-r2 Natanael Copa <ncopa@alpinelinux.org> fixed