CVE-2021-26932 Detail

Current Description

An issue was discovered in the Linux kernel 3.2 through 5.10.16, as used by Xen. Grant mapping operations often occur in batch hypercalls, where a number of operations are done in a single hypercall, the success or failure of each one is reported to the backend driver, and the backend driver then loops over the results, performing follow-up actions based on the success or failure of each operation. Unfortunately, when running in PV mode, the Linux backend drivers mishandle this: Some errors are ignored, effectively implying their success from the success of related batch elements. In other cases, errors resulting from one batch element lead to further batch elements not being inspected, and hence successful ones to not be possible to properly unmap upon error recovery. Only systems with Linux backends running in PV mode are vulnerable. Linux backends run in HVM / PVH modes are not vulnerable. This affects arch/*/xen/p2m.c and drivers/xen/gntdev.c.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
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
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-361.html Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00010.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/03/msg00035.html
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/2XQR52ICKRK3GC4HDWLMWF2U55YGAR63/ Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/GWQWPWYZRXVFJI5M3VCM72X27IB7CKOB/ Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210326-0001/ Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
NVD-CWE-noinfo Insufficient Information cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2021-26932
NVD Published Date:
02/16/2021
NVD Last Modified:
03/30/2021
Source:
MITRE