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CVE-2018-1118 Detail

Current Description

Linux kernel vhost since version 4.8 does not properly initialize memory in messages passed between virtual guests and the host operating system in the vhost/vhost.c:vhost_new_msg() function. This can allow local privileged users to read some kernel memory contents when reading from the /dev/vhost-net device file.

Source:  MITRE
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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 5.5 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 2.3 LOW
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3083 Third Party Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3096 Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-1118 Issue Tracking Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00020.html Mailing List Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3762-1/ Third Party Advisory
https://usn.ubuntu.com/3762-2/ Third Party Advisory

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-200 Information Exposure NIST  
CWE-665 Improper Initialization Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
4.8
Up to (excluding)
4.18

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 3 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:*:*:*:lts:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)

Configuration 4 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:virtualization_host:4.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_desktop:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_server:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux_workstation:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)


Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-1118
NVD Published Date:
05/10/2018
NVD Last Modified:
10/09/2019