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CVE-2021-28715

Published: 6 January 2022

Guest can force Linux netback driver to hog large amounts of kernel memory T[his CNA information record relates to multiple CVEs; the text explains which aspects/vulnerabilities correspond to which CVE.] Incoming data packets for a guest in the Linux kernel's netback driver are buffered until the guest is ready to process them. There are some measures taken for avoiding to pile up too much data, but those can be bypassed by the guest: There is a timeout how long the client side of an interface can stop consuming new packets before it is assumed to have stalled, but this timeout is rather long (60 seconds by default). Using a UDP connection on a fast interface can easily accumulate gigabytes of data in that time. (CVE-2021-28715) The timeout could even never trigger if the guest manages to have only one free slot in its RX queue ring page and the next package would require more than one free slot, which may be the case when using GSO, XDP, or software hashing. (CVE-2021-28714)

From the Ubuntu security team

Jürgen Groß discovered that the Xen network backend driver in the Linux kernel did not adequately limit the amount of queued packets when a guest did not process them. An attacker in a guest VM can use this to cause a denial of service (excessive kernel memory consumption) in the network backend domain.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 6.5

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-169.177)
focal
Released (5.4.0-105.119)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-37.42)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-17.17)
trusty Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1121.129)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1069.73)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1019.21)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1002.4)
trusty Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
linux-aws-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-aws-5.3)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was pending [5.11.0-1029.32~20.04.1] now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.13.0-1019.21~20.04.1)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-aws-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1069.73~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1120.128~16.04.1)
linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.3)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1073.76)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1021.24)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1001.2)
trusty
Released (4.15.0-1131.144~14.04.1)
upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1131.144~16.04.1)
linux-azure-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1131.144)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was pending [5.11.0-1029.32~20.04.2] now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.13.0-1021.24~20.04.1)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1073.76~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-azure-5.3)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-azure-fde
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Not vulnerable
(5.4.0-1063.66+cvm2.2)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-bluefield
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1032.35)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-dell300x
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1035.40)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-fips
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-gcp-5.3)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1068.72)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1021.25)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1001.3)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1116.130~16.04.1)
linux-gcp-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1116.130)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was pending [5.11.0-1030.34~20.04.3] now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.13.0-1021.25~20.04.1)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-gcp-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1068.72~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gcp-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1066.69)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1002.2)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(reached end of standard support)
linux-gke-4.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gke-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1066.69~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gkeop
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1037.38)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-gkeop-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1037.38~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(replaced by linux-hwe-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-169.177~16.04.1)
linux-hwe-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.13.0-37.42~20.04.1)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-105.119~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe)
linux-ibm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1018.20)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1002.2)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-ibm-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1018.20~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-intel-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1107.109)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1059.62)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1018.19)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1002.2)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
linux-lowlatency
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Not vulnerable

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(superseded by linux-hwe)
linux-oem-5.10
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-5.14
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.14.0-1022.24)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-5.17
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Not vulnerable

trusty Does not exist

upstream Needs triage

xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-5.6
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oem-osp1
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1087.95)
focal
Released (5.4.0-1067.72)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1023.28)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1001.3)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial
Released (4.15.0-1087.95~16.04.1)
linux-oracle-5.0
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-oracle-5.3)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was pending [5.11.0-1029.32~20.04.1] now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.13
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.13.0-1025.30~20.04.1)
impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(superseded by linux-oracle-5.4)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1067.72~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-oracle-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal
Released (5.4.0-1056.63)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1022.24)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1002.2)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi-5.4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (5.4.0-1056.63~18.04.1)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1103.110)
focal Ignored
(replaced by linux-raspi)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
linux-raspi2-5.3
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-riscv
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(superseded by linux-riscv-5.8)
hirsute Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
impish
Released (5.13.0-1017.19)
jammy Not vulnerable
(5.15.0-1004.4)
trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-riscv-5.11
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was pending [5.11.0-1030.34] now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-riscv-5.8
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Does not exist

focal Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic
Released (4.15.0-1120.129)
focal Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

impish Does not exist

jammy Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (5.16~rc7)
xenial Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)