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CVE-2010-2938 Detail

Description

arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.c in the virtual-machine control structure (VMCS) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when an Intel platform without Extended Page Tables (EPT) functionality is used, accesses VMCS fields without verifying hardware support for these fields, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by requesting a VMCS dump for a fully virtualized Xen guest.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  10/08/2010

Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100113326
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0723.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/43578
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html
http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg?rev/15911
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620490

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2010-2938
NVD Published Date:
10/08/2010
NVD Last Modified:
10/10/2018