CVE-2009-3290

NameCVE-2009-3290
DescriptionThe kvm_emulate_hypercall function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in KVM in the Linux kernel 2.6.25-rc1, and other versions before 2.6.31, when running on x86 systems, does not prevent access to MMU hypercalls from ring 0, which allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest kernel crash) and read or write guest kernel memory via unspecified "random addresses."
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-1907-1, DSA-1915-1, DTSA-203-1
NVD severityhigh (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs548975

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
kvmsource(unstable)85+dfsg-4.1high548975
kvmsourcelenny72+dfsg-5~lenny3highDSA-1907-1
kvmsourcesqueeze72+dfsg-5+squeeze1highDTSA-203-1
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.31-1medium
linux-2.6sourceetch(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcelenny2.6.26-19lenny1highDSA-1915-1
linux-2.6.24source(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[etch] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (introduced in 2.6.25)
- linux-2.6.24 <not-affected> (introduced in 2.6.25)

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