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CVE-2012-1601 Detail

Description

The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.3.6 allows host OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by making a KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP ioctl call after a virtual CPU already exists.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/17/2012

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://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-06/msg00005.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0571.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0676.html
http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2469
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.3.6
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/30/1
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1026897
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=808199
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9c895160d25a76c21b65bad141b08e8d4f99afef
https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2012/suse-su-20121679-1.html

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2012-1601
NVD Published Date:
05/17/2012
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018