CVE-2009-1242

NameCVE-2009-1242
DescriptionThe vmx_set_msr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the VMX implementation in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29.1 on the i386 platform allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by setting the EFER_LME (aka "Long mode enable") bit in the Extended Feature Enable Register (EFER) model-specific register, which is specific to the x86_64 platform.
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-1787-1, DSA-1800-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian/oldoldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/oldstablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot known to be vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux-2.6 (PTS)squeeze, squeeze (security)2.6.32-48squeeze6fixed
squeeze (lts)2.6.32-48squeeze11fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.30-1medium
linux-2.6sourceetch(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcelenny2.6.26-15lenny2mediumDSA-1800-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(unfixed)medium
linux-2.6.24sourceetch2.6.24-6~etchnhalf.8etch1mediumDSA-1787-1
user-mode-linuxsourcelenny2.6.26-1um-2+15lenny2mediumDSA-1800-1

Notes

[etch] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Doesn't include KVM yet)

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