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The translate_desc function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7 does not properly handle cross-region descriptors, which allows guest OS users to obtain host OS privileges by leveraging KVM guest OS privileges.
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"This issue did affect the version of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6."
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