Vulnerability CVE-2017-12154


Published: 2017-09-26   Modified: 2017-11-05

Description:
The prepare_vmcs02 function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel through 4.13.3 does not ensure that the "CR8-load exiting" and "CR8-store exiting" L0 vmcs02 controls exist in cases where L1 omits the "use TPR shadow" vmcs12 control, which allows KVM L2 guest OS users to obtain read and write access to the hardware CR8 register.

Vendor: Linux
Product: Linux kernel 
Version: 4.13.3;

CVSS2 => (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
3.6/10
4.9/10
3.9/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Local
Low
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
Partial
Partial
None

 References:
http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=51aa68e7d57e3217192d88ce90fd5b8ef29ec94f
http://www.debian.org/security/2017/dsa-3981
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/100856
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1491224
https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/51aa68e7d57e3217192d88ce90fd5b8ef29ec94f
https://www.spinics.net/lists/kvm/msg155414.html

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