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Secunia Security Advisory 47482

Secunia Security Advisory 47482
Posted Jan 12, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux
MD5 | c9f382db6aac77bca34f2df09d3b175a

Secunia Security Advisory 47482

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TITLE:
Linux Kernel KVM "syscall" Emulation Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA47482

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/47482/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47482

RELEASE DATE:
2012-01-12

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/47482/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/47482/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=47482

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be
exploited by malicious, local users in a guest virtual machine to
cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to KVM not properly handling the
"syscall" instruction (opcode 0f05) in certain CPU modes on certain
CPU models, which can be exploited to e.g. crash 32bit guest machines
and potentially cause 64bit guest machines to behave incorrectly by
running a specially crafted executable.

SOLUTION:
Restrict access to trusted users only.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Stephan Bärwolf

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/12/28/170

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
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Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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