Bug 1792167 (CVE-2019-3016) - CVE-2019-3016 kernel: kvm: Information leak within a KVM guest
Summary: CVE-2019-3016 kernel: kvm: Information leak within a KVM guest
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2019-3016
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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low
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1795128 1795129 1796650
Blocks: 1792163
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Reported: 2020-01-17 08:11 UTC by msiddiqu
Modified: 2020-03-20 15:38 UTC (History)
49 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor handled deferred TLB flush requests from guest. A race condition may occur between the guest issuing a deferred TLB flush request to KVM, and then KVM handling and acknowledging it. This may result in invalid address translations from TLB being used to access guest memory, leading to a potential information leakage issue. An attacker may use this flaw to access guest memory locations that it should not have access to.
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Description msiddiqu 2020-01-17 08:11:17 UTC
A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor handled deferred TLB
flush requests from guest. A race condition may occur between guest issuing
a deferred TLB flush request to KVM and KVM handling and acknowledging it.
This may result in invalid address translations from TLB being used to access
guest memory, leading to potential information leakage issue.

A guest user/process may use this flaw to access guest memory locations which
it should not have access to.

Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2020-01-30 13:55:07 UTC
Mitigation:

This issue can only be resolved by applying updates.

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options don't meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 5 Petr Matousek 2020-01-30 20:35:53 UTC
External References:

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/01/30/4

Comment 6 Petr Matousek 2020-01-30 20:37:20 UTC
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1796650]

Comment 8 Justin M. Forbes 2020-03-20 15:38:55 UTC
This issue was fixed for Fedora with the 5.4.19 stable kernel updates.


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