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cve[email protected]CVE-2018-16882
HistoryJan 03, 2019 - 4:29 p.m.

CVE-2018-16882

2019-01-0316:29:00
CWE-416
web.nvd.nist.gov
221
linux
kernel
kvm
hypervisor
use-after-free
nested
virtualization
cve-2018-16882
nvd
security
dos
privilege escalation

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

8.1 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

27.7%

A use-after-free issue was found in the way the Linux kernel’s KVM hypervisor processed posted interrupts when nested(=1) virtualization is enabled. In nested_get_vmcs12_pages(), in case of an error while processing posted interrupt address, it unmaps the ‘pi_desc_page’ without resetting ‘pi_desc’ descriptor address, which is later used in pi_test_and_clear_on(). A guest user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS or potentially gain privileged access to a system. Kernel versions before 4.14.91 and before 4.19.13 are vulnerable.

VendorProductVersionCPE
linuxlinux_kernel*cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
linuxlinux_kernel*cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

8.8 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

8.1 High

AI Score

Confidence

High

7.2 High

CVSS2

Access Vector

LOCAL

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

0.001 Low

EPSS

Percentile

27.7%