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CVE-2014-8480 Detail

Current Description

The instruction decoder in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.18-rc2 lacks intended decoder-table flags for certain RIP-relative instructions, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) via a crafted application.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: N/A
NVD score not yet provided.

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=3f6f1480d86bf9fc16c160d803ab1d006e3058d5 Exploit
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.kvm.devel/128427
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/10/23/7 Exploit
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/70710
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1156615
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/3f6f1480d86bf9fc16c160d803ab1d006e3058d5 Exploit

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:*:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
3.18


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8480
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2014
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2016