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CVE-2012-1179

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The Linux kernel before 3.3.1, when KVM is used, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by leveraging administrative access to the guest OS, related to the pmd_none_or_clear_bad function and page faults for huge pages.

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HP Security Bulletin HPSBGN02970
Posted Mar 11, 2014
Authored by HP | Site hp.com

HP Security Bulletin HPSBGN02970 - Potential vulnerabilities have been identified with HP Rapid Deployment Pack (RDP) or HP Insight Control Server Deployment. The vulnerabilities could be exploited remotely affecting confidentiality, integrity and availability. Revision 1 of this advisory.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
advisories | CVE-2010-4008, CVE-2010-4494, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2518, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2723, CVE-2011-3188, CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4110, CVE-2012-0058, CVE-2012-0879, CVE-2012-1088, CVE-2012-1179, CVE-2012-2137, CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2373, CVE-2012-2375, CVE-2012-2383, CVE-2012-2384, CVE-2013-6205, CVE-2013-6206
MD5 | c2d608f9e9d50c7f6de2082d32f781db
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1042-01
Posted Jun 26, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1042-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A local, unprivileged user could use an integer overflow flaw in drm_mode_dirtyfb_ioctl() to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. It was found that the kvm_vm_ioctl_assign_device() function in the KVM subsystem of a Linux kernel did not check if the user requesting device assignment was privileged or not. A local, unprivileged user on the host could assign unused PCI devices, or even devices that were in use and whose resources were not properly claimed by the respective drivers, which could result in the host crashing.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1179
MD5 | 058f862281eddc3a6f870b2ce0a68546
Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0743-01
Posted Jun 18, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0743-01 - The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. A local, unprivileged user could use an integer overflow flaw in drm_mode_dirtyfb_ioctl() to cause a denial of service or escalate their privileges. A buffer overflow flaw was found in the macvtap device driver, used for creating a bridged network between the guest and the host in KVM environments. A privileged guest user in a KVM guest could use this flaw to crash the host. Note: This issue only affected hosts that have the vhost_net module loaded with the experimental_zcopytx module option enabled, and that also have macvtap configured for at least one guest.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, local
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-1179, CVE-2012-2119, CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2137, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2373
MD5 | 2db63b5e18312f65ad820bccf0795f8e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1433-1
Posted May 1, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1433-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179
MD5 | 53c2049c8019840e088cc1ac9cee4364
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1431-1
Posted May 1, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1431-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179, CVE-2011-4086, CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146, CVE-2012-1179
MD5 | a5c9620a86dd7ba2508c7c7ce4cd01ed
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