Bug 1400495 (CVE-2016-3044) - CVE-2016-3044 kernel: Infinite loop vulnerability in KVM
Summary: CVE-2016-3044 kernel: Infinite loop vulnerability in KVM
Alias: CVE-2016-3044
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=important,public=20160722,repo...
Keywords: Security
Depends On: 1313725 1316636 1400496
Blocks: 1400498
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-12-01 11:37 UTC by Adam Mariš
Modified: 2019-06-08 21:37 UTC (History)
36 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2017-02-01 12:13:14 UTC

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Description Adam Mariš 2016-12-01 11:37:24 UTC
A DoS vulnerability in KVM on Power was found where a guest can cause a host CPU to hang, spinning in an infinite loop with interrupts disabled.

Upstream patch
  -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/ccec44563b18a0ce90e2d4f332784b3cb25c8e9c

External References:
  -> https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=isg3T1023969
  -> http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92123/info

Comment 1 Adam Mariš 2016-12-01 11:38:16 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1400496]

Comment 2 Prasad J Pandit 2017-02-01 12:00:26 UTC

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.

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