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CVE-2017-12188 Detail

Current Description

arch/x86/kvm/mmu.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.5, when nested virtualisation is used, does not properly traverse guest pagetable entries to resolve a guest virtual address, which allows L1 guest OS users to execute arbitrary code on the host OS or cause a denial of service (incorrect index during page walking, and host OS crash), aka an "MMU potential stack buffer overrun."

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 6.0
Exploitability Score: 1.1


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.9 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/101267 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0395
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0412
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1500380 Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9996579/ Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory
https://patchwork.kernel.org/patch/9996587/ Issue Tracking Patch Vendor Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Improper Limitation of a Pathname to a Restricted Directory ('Path Traversal') (CWE-22)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (including)
4.13.5


Change History

3 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2017-12188
NVD Published Date:
10/11/2017
NVD Last Modified:
03/07/2018