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SUSE Linux Security Vulnerability: CVE-2009-3640

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
10/29/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/12/2013
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The update_cr8_intercept function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc1 does not properly handle the absence of an Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC), which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a call to the kvm_vcpu_ioctl function.

Solution(s)

  • suse-upgrade-kvm
  • suse-upgrade-kvm-kmp-default
  • suse-upgrade-kvm-kmp-pae
  • suse-upgrade-kvm-kmp-trace

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