Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1492984
CVE-2017-12168 Kernel: kvm: ARM64: assert failure when accessing PMCCNTR register
Last modified: 2017-11-09 10:10:33 EST
Linux kernel built for the ARM64(CONFIG_ARM64) architecture platform with
KVM virtualisation(CONFIG_KVM) support is vulnerable to an assert failure
issue. It could occur while accessing Performance Monitors Cycle Count
A privileged guest user/process could use this flaw to crash the host
kernel resulting in DoS.
This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.