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CVE-2010-2938 Detail

Current 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
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CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

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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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors NIST  

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