Bug 1413001 - (CVE-2017-2584) CVE-2017-2584 Kernel: kvm: use after free in complete_emulated_mmio
CVE-2017-2584 Kernel: kvm: use after free in complete_emulated_mmio
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1413002
Blocks: 1412321
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Reported: 2017-01-13 06:30 EST by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2017-04-10 11:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-04-10 11:47:56 EDT
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Description Prasad J Pandit 2017-01-13 06:30:34 EST
Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine(CONFIG_KVM) support
is vulnerable to a use after free flaw. It could occur on x86 platform,
when emulating instructions fxsave, fxrstor, sgdt, etc.

A user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:
  -> https://www.spinics.net/lists/kvm/msg143571.html

  -> http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/01/13/7
Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2017-01-13 06:32:08 EST
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1413002]
Comment 6 Prasad J Pandit 2017-03-31 05:46:28 EDT

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

This issue affects the version of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently
planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

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