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CVE-2009-3290 Detail

Current Description

The kvm_emulate_hypercall function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in KVM in the Linux kernel 2.6.25-rc1, and other versions before 2.6.31, when running on x86 systems, does not prevent access to MMU hypercalls from ring 0, which allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest kernel crash) and read or write guest kernel memory via unspecified "random addresses."

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/22/2009
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/22/2009)

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2009-3290 This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG as KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is only supported in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. A future kernel update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will address this flaw.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=07708c4af1346ab1521b26a202f438366b7bcffd
http://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/38926/ Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/18/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/21/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/22/8
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1465.html Vendor Advisory
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-852-1
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=524124
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11328

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11328
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11328

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

2 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-3290
NVD Published Date:
09/22/2009
NVD Last Modified:
09/18/2017