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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-2938

Original release date: 10/08/2010
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.c in the virtual-machine control structure (VMCS) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when an Intel platform without Extended Page Tables (EPT) functionality is used, accesses VMCS fields without verifying hardware support for these fields, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by requesting a VMCS dump for a fully virtualized Xen guest.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100113326
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0723
External Source: BID
Name: 43578
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620490
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg?rev/15911
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 46397

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)