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Overview

Vulnerability Score 4.9 4.9
CVE Id CVE-2010-2938
Last Modified 19 Mar 2012 12:00:00
Published 08 Oct 2010 05:00:02
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact COMPLETE COMPLETE
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE

CVE-2010-2938

Summary

arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.c in the virtual-machine control structure (VMCS) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when an Intel platform without Extended Page Tables (EPT) functionality is used, accesses VMCS fields without verifying hardware support for these fields, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by requesting a VMCS dump for a fully virtualized Xen guest.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18


References

CONFIRM - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620490

CONFIRM - http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg?rev/15911

CONFIRM - http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html

BID - 43578

BUGTRAQ - 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console

REDHAT - RHSA-2010:0723

CONFIRM - http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100113326

SECUNIA - 46397


Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:49:34