CVE-2020-29566 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in Xen through 4.14.x. When they require assistance from the device model, x86 HVM guests must be temporarily de-scheduled. The device model will signal Xen when it has completed its operation, via an event channel, so that the relevant vCPU is rescheduled. If the device model were to signal Xen without having actually completed the operation, the de-schedule / re-schedule cycle would repeat. If, in addition, Xen is resignalled very quickly, the re-schedule may occur before the de-schedule was fully complete, triggering a shortcut. This potentially repeating process uses ordinary recursive function calls, and thus could result in a stack overflow. A malicious or buggy stubdomain serving a HVM guest can cause Xen to crash, resulting in a Denial of Service (DoS) to the entire host. Only x86 systems are affected. Arm systems are not affected. Only x86 stubdomains serving HVM guests can exploit the vulnerability.


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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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NIST: NVD
Base Score:  5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2C6M6S3CIMEBACH6O7V4H2VDANMO6TVA/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/OBLV6L6Q24PPQ2CRFXDX4Q76KU776GKI/ Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/202107-30
https://www.debian.org/security/2020/dsa-4812 Third Party Advisory 
https://xenbits.xenproject.org/xsa/advisory-348.html Patch  Vendor Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-674 Uncontrolled Recursion cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2020-29566
NVD Published Date:
12/15/2020
NVD Last Modified:
07/12/2021
Source:
MITRE