CVE-2016-5412 Detail

Current Description

arch/powerpc/kvm/book3s_hv_rmhandlers.S in the Linux kernel through 4.7 on PowerPC platforms, when CONFIG_KVM_BOOK3S_64_HV is enabled, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS infinite loop) by making a H_CEDE hypercall during the existence of a suspended transaction.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  6.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=93d17397e4e2182fdaad503e2f9da46202c0f1c3
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=f024ee098476a3e620232e4a78cfac505f121245
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-2574.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/07/28/2 Mailing List 
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1349916 Issue Tracking  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/93d17397e4e2182fdaad503e2f9da46202c0f1c3
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/f024ee098476a3e620232e4a78cfac505f121245

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-2016-5412
NVD Published Date:
08/06/2016
NVD Last Modified:
01/04/2018
Source:
Red Hat, Inc.