Input validation error in Xen



Published: 2020-12-15 | Updated: 2020-12-23
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-29481
CWE-ID CWE-20
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
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Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Input validation error

EUVDB-ID: #VU49131

Risk: Low

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-29481

CWE-ID: CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a local authenticated user to execute arbitrary code.

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. Access rights of Xenstore nodes are per domid. Unfortunately, existing granted access rights are not removed when a domain is being destroyed. This means that a new domain created with the same domid will inherit the access rights to Xenstore nodes from the previous domain(s) with the same domid. Because all Xenstore entries of a guest below /local/domain/<domid> are being deleted by Xen tools when a guest is destroyed, only Xenstore entries of other guests still running are affected. For example, a newly created guest domain might be able to read sensitive information that had belonged to a previously existing guest domain. Both Xenstore implementations (C and Ocaml) are vulnerable.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Xen: 4.0.0 - 4.14.1


CPE2.3 External links

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/12/16/3
http://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4812
http://xenbits.xenproject.org/xsa/advisory-322.html

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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