CVE-2022-2196

NameCVE-2022-2196
DescriptionA regression exists in the Linux Kernel within KVM: nVMX that allowed for speculative execution attacks. L2 can carry out Spectre v2 attacks on L1 due to L1 thinking it doesn't need retpolines or IBPB after running L2 due to KVM (L0) advertising eIBRS support to L1. An attacker at L2 with code execution can execute code on an indirect branch on the host machine. We recommend upgrading to Kernel 6.2 or past commit 2e7eab81425a
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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)4.19.269-1fixed
bullseye5.10.158-2vulnerable
bullseye (security)5.10.162-1vulnerable
bookworm, sid6.1.8-1vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsourcebuster(not affected)
linuxsource(unstable)(unfixed)

Notes

[buster] - linux <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
https://git.kernel.org/linus/2e7eab81425ad6c875f2ed47c0ce01e78afc38a5

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