Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2021 12:35:31 +0000 From: Xen.org security team <security@....org> To: xen-announce@...ts.xen.org, xen-devel@...ts.xen.org, xen-users@...ts.xen.org, oss-security@...ts.openwall.com CC: Xen.org security team <security-team-members@....org> Subject: Xen Security Advisory 364 v3 (CVE-2021-26933) - arm: The cache may not be cleaned for newly allocated scrubbed pages -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA256 Xen Security Advisory CVE-2021-26933 / XSA-364 version 3 arm: The cache may not be cleaned for newly allocated scrubbed pages UPDATES IN VERSION 3 ==================== Public release. ISSUE DESCRIPTION ================= On Arm, a guest is allowed to control whether memory access bypass the cache. This means that Xen needs to ensure that all writes (such as the ones during scrubbing) have reached memory before handing over the page to a guest. Unfortunately the operation to clean the cache happens before checking if the page was scrubbed. Therefore there is no guarantee when all the writes will reach the memory. IMPACT ====== A malicious guest may be able to read sensitive data from memory that previously belonged to another guest. VULNERABLE SYSTEMS ================== Xen version 4.9 onwards are vulnerable. Only Arm systems are vulnerable. MITIGATION ========== There is no known mitigation. CREDITS ======= This issue was discovered by Julien Grall of Amazon. RESOLUTION ========== Applying the appropriate attached patch resolves this issue. Note that patches for released versions are generally prepared to apply to the stable branches, and may not apply cleanly to the most recent release tarball. Downstreams are encouraged to update to the tip of the stable branch before applying these patches. xsa364.patch xen-unstable - 4.11 $ sha256sum xsa364* c9dcb3052bb6ca4001e02b3ad889c70b4eebf1931bef83dfb7de86452851f3c8 xsa364.meta dc313c70bb07b4096bbc4612cbbc180589923277411dede2fda37f04ecc846d6 xsa364.patch $ DEPLOYMENT DURING EMBARGO ========================= Deployment of the patches and/or mitigations described above (or others which are substantially similar) is permitted during the embargo, even on public-facing systems with untrusted guest users and administrators. But: Distribution of updated software is prohibited (except to other members of the predisclosure list). Predisclosure list members who wish to deploy significantly different patches and/or mitigations, please contact the Xen Project Security Team. (Note: this during-embargo deployment notice is retained in post-embargo publicly released Xen Project advisories, even though it is then no longer applicable. This is to enable the community to have oversight of the Xen Project Security Team's decisionmaking.) For more information about permissible uses of embargoed information, consult the Xen Project community's agreed Security Policy: http://www.xenproject.org/security-policy.html -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- iQFABAEBCAAqFiEEI+MiLBRfRHX6gGCng/4UyVfoK9kFAmAru/UMHHBncEB4ZW4u b3JnAAoJEIP+FMlX6CvZT0UH/0Lzw4sShqmyO06n0HWcXyzXKx7Qh67tjBglmB0D XHKrlTKR0Cs1S2NR3GCSZCSPNKXcXU689qEXlvK07EpheO/xCUgpZNkt/Eab/JFK NngYbuev1z6+bGeCi70b6RItCXoWiwDWEJqLlLKROwBXMZaodwgjY7/o3GR2D8ZV Qyz2EcAdJUIYmMsLC3hJ7gTLXvdySp+0lZ9oO6qe4YYQ3CIwPJnlflWFTzcASfML D9lMVG6u6ratiqt4N1egE0gxBe3/QP8KoptSqiV+MDdwPnsK009g/G+0Ea430ZEh lviVSgCxhdELx2Tv+Q7qSSbnfMSdnibSHAxipcbyhvjiEJU= =mHyv -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- Download attachment "xsa364.meta" of type "application/octet-stream" (1302 bytes) Download attachment "xsa364.patch" of type "application/octet-stream" (2493 bytes)
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