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CVE-2009-1242 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  04/06/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-1242
Original release date:
04/06/2009
Last revised:
08/16/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
4.9 MEDIUM
Vector:
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Locally exploitable
Access Complexity:
Low
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

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 Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=16175a796d061833aacfbd9672235f2d2725df65 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=16175a796d061833aacfbd9672235f2d2725df65
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00001.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:031
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2009-06/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2009:032
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/04/01/3 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090401 CVE request: kernel: KVM: VMX: Dont allow uninhibited access to EFER on i386
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/15549/ Patch External Source CONFIRM http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/15549/
http://vigilance.fr/vulnerability/Linux-kernel-denial-of-service-via-EFER-8585 External Source MISC http://vigilance.fr/vulnerability/Linux-kernel-denial-of-service-via-EFER-8585
http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0084 External Source CONFIRM http://wiki.rpath.com/Advisories:rPSA-2009-0084
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1787 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1787
http://www.debian.org/security/2009/dsa-1800 External Source DEBIAN DSA-1800
http://www.globalsecuritymag.com/Vigil-nce-Linux-kernel-denial-of,20090402,8311 External Source MISC http://www.globalsecuritymag.com/Vigil-nce-Linux-kernel-denial-of,20090402,8311
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.29.1 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.29.1
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.29-git1.log External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/snapshots/patch-2.6.29-git1.log
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/503610/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20090516 rPSA-2009-0084-1 kernel
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34331 External Source BID 34331
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-793-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-793-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/0924 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-0924
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502109 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=502109
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49594 External Source XF linux-kernel-eferlme-dos(49594)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2009-May/msg01126.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2009-5356

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

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