CVE-2014-8481 Detail

Current Description

The instruction decoder in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.18-rc2 does not properly handle invalid instructions, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) via a crafted application that triggers (1) an improperly fetched instruction or (2) an instruction that occupies too many bytes. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-8480.


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=a430c9166312e1aa3d80bce32374233bdbfeba32 Exploit 
http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.comp.emulators.kvm.devel/128427
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/10/23/7 Exploit 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1156615
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/a430c9166312e1aa3d80bce32374233bdbfeba32 Exploit 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-399 Resource Management Errors cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2014-8481
NVD Published Date:
11/10/2014
NVD Last Modified:
11/20/2015
Source:
MITRE