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CVE-2016-9588 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9 mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by declining to handle an exception thrown by an L2 guest.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 1.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): Low
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=ef85b67385436ddc1998f45f1d6a210f935b3388 Patch Vendor Advisory
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3804
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/12/15/3 Mailing List Patch
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94933
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:1842
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2077
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1404924 Issue Tracking
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/ef85b67385436ddc1998f45f1d6a210f935b3388 Patch Vendor Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3822-1/
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3822-2/

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.9


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-9588
NVD Published Date:
12/28/2016
NVD Last Modified:
11/28/2018