CVE-2021-46977

NameCVE-2021-46977
DescriptionIn the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: KVM: VMX: Disable preemption when probing user return MSRs Disable preemption when probing a user return MSR via RDSMR/WRMSR. If the MSR holds a different value per logical CPU, the WRMSR could corrupt the host's value if KVM is preempted between the RDMSR and WRMSR, and then rescheduled on a different CPU. Opportunistically land the helper in common x86, SVM will use the helper in a future commit.
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Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)buster4.19.249-2fixed
buster (security)4.19.304-1fixed
bullseye5.10.209-2fixed
bullseye (security)5.10.216-1fixed
bookworm6.1.76-1fixed
bookworm (security)6.1.90-1fixed
trixie6.7.12-1fixed
sid6.8.11-1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)5.10.38-1

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/5104d7ffcf24749939bea7fdb5378d186473f890 (5.13-rc2)

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