CVE-2009-1242 Detail

Current Description

The vmx_set_msr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the VMX implementation in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29.1 on the i386 platform allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by setting the EFER_LME (aka "Long mode enable") bit in the Extended Feature Enable Register (EFER) model-specific register, which is specific to the x86_64 platform.


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Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (04/07/2009)

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, 5 or Red Hat Enterprise MRG.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=16175a796d061833aacfbd9672235f2d2725df65 Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00001.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00002.html Mailing List  Third Party Advisory 
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/3 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/15549/ Patch  Vendor Advisory 
http://vigilance.fr/vulnerability/Linux-kernel-denial-of-service-via-EFER-8585 Third Party Advisory 
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0084 Broken Link 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1787 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1800 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.globalsecuritymag.com/Vigil-nce-Linux-kernel-denial-of,20090402,8311 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.29.1 Broken Link 
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.29-git1.log Broken Link 
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/503610/100/0/threaded Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34331 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-793-1 Third Party Advisory 
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0924 Broken Link 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502109 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49594 Third Party Advisory  VDB Entry 
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01126.html Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-20 Improper Input Validation cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1242
NVD Published Date:
04/06/2009
NVD Last Modified:
08/27/2020
Source:
MITRE