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Citrix Hypervisor Security Update

2020-12-1513:18:47
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7.8 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

49.1%

Description of Problem

Several security issues have been identified that, collectively, may allow privileged code running in a guest VM to compromise the host or cause a denial of service.

These vulnerabilities have the following identifiers: CVE ID Description Vulnerability Type Pre-conditions
CVE-2020-29479 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can compromise the host CWE-707: Improper Neutralization Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29480 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can read non-sensitive metadata about another guest CWE-284: Improper Access Control Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29481 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can read data previously shared, using the Xenstore API, between two other guests CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29482 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29485 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29486 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host or a selected other VM CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29487 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29568 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29569 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest
CVE-2020-29570 An attacker with the ability to execute privileged mode code in a guest can perform a denial of service attack against the host CWE-664: Improper Control of a Resource Through its Lifetime Administrator access in guest

These issues affect all currently supported versions of Citrix Hypervisor up to and including Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 LTSR.

What Customers Should Do

Citrix has released hotfixes to address these issues. Citrix recommends that affected customers install these hotfixes as soon as practicable. The hotfixes can be downloaded from the following locations:

Citrix Hypervisor 8.2 LTSR:
CTX286796 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286796&gt; and
CTX286800 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286800&gt; and
CTX286804 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286804&gt;

Citrix Hypervisor 8.1:
CTX286795 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286795&gt; and
CTX286799 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286799&gt; and
CTX286803 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286803&gt;

Citrix XenServer 7.1 LTSR CU2:
CTX286794 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286794&gt; and
CTX286798 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286798&gt; and
CTX286802 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286802&gt;

Citrix XenServer 7.0:
CTX286793 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286793&gt; and
CTX286797 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286797&gt; and
CTX286801 – <https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX286801&gt;

What Citrix Is Doing

Citrix is notifying customers and channel partners about this potential security issue. This article is also available from the Citrix Knowledge Center at <http://support.citrix.com/&gt;.

Obtaining Support on This Issue

If you require technical assistance with this issue, please contact Citrix Technical Support. Contact details for Citrix Technical Support are available at <http://www.citrix.com/site/ss/supportContacts.asp&gt;.

Reporting Security Vulnerabilities

Citrix welcomes input regarding the security of its products and considers any and all potential vulnerabilities seriously. For details on our vulnerability response process and guidance on how to report security-related issues to Citrix, please see the following webpage: – <https://www.citrix.com/about/trust-center/vulnerability-process.html&gt;

Disclaimer

This document is provided on an “as is” basis and does not imply any kind of guarantee or warranty, including the warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use. Your use of the information on the document is at your own risk. Citrix reserves the right to change or update this document at any time.

Changelog

Date Change
2020-12-15 Initial Publication

7.8 High

CVSS2

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

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

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

49.1%