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CVE-2018-1118 Detail

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
Description Last Modified:  05/10/2018

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Hyperlink Resource
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-1118

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