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Red Hat: CVE-2017-7518: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (Multiple Advisories)

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Red Hat: CVE-2017-7518: Important: kernel security and bug fix update (Multiple Advisories)

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/08/2017
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/07/2018
Modified
03/27/2020

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel before version 4.12 in the way the KVM module processed the trap flag(TF) bit in EFLAGS during emulation of the syscall instruction, which leads to a debug exception(#DB) being raised in the guest stack. A user/process inside a guest could use this flaw to potentially escalate their privileges inside the guest. Linux guests are not affected by this.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-rt

References

  • redhat-upgrade-kernel
  • redhat-upgrade-kernel-rt

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