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Alpine Linux: CVE-2021-26933: Vulnerability in Xen

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Alpine Linux: CVE-2021-26933: Vulnerability in Xen

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
02/17/2021
Created
04/09/2024
Added
03/26/2024
Modified
04/09/2024

Description

An issue was discovered in Xen 4.9 through 4.14.x. On Arm, a guest is allowed to control whether memory accesses are bypassing the cache. This means that Xen needs to ensure that all writes (such as the ones during scrubbing) have reached the memory before handing over the page to a guest. Unfortunately, the operation to clean the cache is happening before checking if the page was scrubbed. Therefore there is no guarantee when all the writes will reach the memory.

Solution(s)

  • alpine-linux-upgrade-xen

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