CVE-2021-26930

high

Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel 3.11 through 5.10.16, as used by Xen. To service requests to the PV backend, the driver maps grant references provided by the frontend. In this process, errors may be encountered. In one case, an error encountered earlier might be discarded by later processing, resulting in the caller assuming successful mapping, and hence subsequent operations trying to access space that wasn't mapped. In another case, internal state would be insufficiently updated, preventing safe recovery from the error. This affects drivers/block/xen-blkback/blkback.c.

References

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-365.html

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/2XQR52ICKRK3GC4HDWLMWF2U55YGAR63/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/GWQWPWYZRXVFJI5M3VCM72X27IB7CKOB/

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00010.html

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210326-0001/

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00035.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-02-17

Updated: 2022-01-04

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH