CVE-2017-2596

NameCVE-2017-2596
DescriptionThe nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel through 4.9.8 improperly emulates the VMXON instruction, which allows KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3791-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)stretch4.9.228-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.210-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.19.146-1fixed
buster (security)4.19.152-1fixed
bullseye5.8.14-1fixed
sid5.9.1-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcewheezy(not affected)
linuxsourcejessie3.16.39-1+deb8u1DSA-3791-1
linuxsource(unstable)4.9.13-1

Notes

[wheezy] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://www.spinics.net/lists/kvm/msg144319.html
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1417812

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