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Alpine Linux: CVE-2020-15564: Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2020-15564: Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
07/07/2020
Created
04/09/2024
Added
03/26/2024
Modified
04/09/2024

Description

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.13.x, allowing Arm guest OS users to cause a hypervisor crash because of a missing alignment check in VCPUOP_register_vcpu_info. The hypercall VCPUOP_register_vcpu_info is used by a guest to register a shared region with the hypervisor. The region will be mapped into Xen address space so it can be directly accessed. On Arm, the region is accessed with instructions that require a specific alignment. Unfortunately, there is no check that the address provided by the guest will be correctly aligned. As a result, a malicious guest could cause a hypervisor crash by passing a misaligned address. A malicious guest administrator may cause a hypervisor crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS). All Xen versions are vulnerable. Only Arm systems are vulnerable. x86 systems are not affected.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-xen

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