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CVE-2018-1087 Detail

Current Description

kernel KVM before versions kernel 4.16, kernel 4.16-rc7, kernel 4.17-rc1, kernel 4.17-rc2 and kernel 4.17-rc3 is vulnerable to a flaw in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor handled exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch operation, the processor did not deliver interrupts and exceptions, rather they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is executed. An unprivileged KVM guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, escalate their privileges in the guest.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/15/2018
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
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): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.6 MEDIUM
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2018/05/08/5 Mailing List
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/104127 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1040862 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1318 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1345 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1347 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1348 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1355 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1524 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/security/vulnerabilities/pop_ss Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-1087 Issue Tracking
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3641-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3641-2/ Third Party Advisory
https://www.debian.org/security/2018/dsa-4196 Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)

Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-1087
NVD Published Date:
05/15/2018
NVD Last Modified:
06/19/2018