CVE-2021-28713

NameCVE-2021-28713
DescriptionRogue backends can cause DoS of guests via high frequency events T[his CNA information record relates to multiple CVEs; the text explains which aspects/vulnerabilities correspond to which CVE.] Xen offers the ability to run PV backends in regular unprivileged guests, typically referred to as "driver domains". Running PV backends in driver domains has one primary security advantage: if a driver domain gets compromised, it doesn't have the privileges to take over the system. However, a malicious driver domain could try to attack other guests via sending events at a high frequency leading to a Denial of Service in the guest due to trying to service interrupts for elongated amounts of time. There are three affected backends: * blkfront patch 1, CVE-2021-28711 * netfront patch 2, CVE-2021-28712 * hvc_xen (console) patch 3, CVE-2021-28713
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2940-1, DLA-2941-1, DSA-5050-1, DSA-5096-1, ELA-577-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)3.16.84-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.320-2fixed
stretch (lts), stretch4.9.320-3fixed
buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.205-2fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.85-1fixed
trixie6.6.15-2fixed
sid6.7.9-2fixed
linux-4.19 (PTS)stretch (security)4.19.232-1~deb9u1fixed
stretch (lts), stretch4.19.304-1~deb9u1fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)4.9.303-1~deb8u3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcejessie(unfixed)end-of-life
linuxsourcestretch4.9.303-1DLA-2940-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.232-1DSA-5096-1
linuxsourcebullseye5.10.92-1DSA-5050-1
linuxsource(unstable)5.15.15-1
linux-4.19sourcestretch4.19.232-1~deb9u1DLA-2941-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.303-1~deb8u1ELA-577-1

Notes

https://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-391.html

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