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CVE-2019-14821 Detail

Current Description

An out-of-bounds access issue was found in the Linux kernel, all versions through 5.3, in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor implements the Coalesced MMIO write operation. It operates on an MMIO ring buffer 'struct kvm_coalesced_mmio' object, wherein write indices 'ring->first' and 'ring->last' value could be supplied by a host user-space process. An unprivileged host user or process with access to '/dev/kvm' device could use this flaw to crash the host kernel, resulting in a denial of service or potentially escalating privileges on the system.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.1 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 8.8 HIGH
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3.1 legend)
Impact Score: 6.0
Exploitability Score: 2.0


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
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: 7.2 HIGH
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
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://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00036.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-10/msg00037.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2019/09/20/1 Patch Third Party Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2019-14821 Issue Tracking Mitigation Patch Third Party Advisory
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/09/msg00025.html
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2019/10/msg00000.html
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/TRZQQQANZWQMPILZV7OTS3RGGRLLE2Q7/
https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/package-announce@lists.fedoraproject.org/message/YW3QNMPENPFEGVTOFPSNOBL7JEIJS25P/
https://seclists.org/bugtraq/2019/Sep/41
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20191004-0001/
https://www.debian.org/security/2019/dsa-4531

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:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Up to (including)
5.3

Configuration 2 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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 cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-14821
NVD Published Date:
09/19/2019
NVD Last Modified:
09/23/2019