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HistoryMay 08, 2018 - 12:00 a.m.

CVE-2018-1087

2018-05-0800:00:00
ubuntu.com
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CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

8

Attack Vector

ADJACENT

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

28.1%

kernel KVM before versions kernel 4.16, kernel 4.16-rc7, kernel 4.17-rc1,
kernel 4.17-rc2 and kernel 4.17-rc3 is vulnerable to a flaw in the way the
Linux kernel’s KVM hypervisor handled exceptions delivered after a stack
switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS instructions. During the stack switch
operation, the processor did not deliver interrupts and exceptions, rather
they are delivered once the first instruction after the stack switch is
executed. An unprivileged KVM guest user could use this flaw to crash the
guest or, potentially, escalate their privileges in the guest.

Notes

Author Note
tyhicks Thanks to Andy Lutomirski for help in Linux kernel research and test case
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CVSS2

4.6

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

8

Attack Vector

ADJACENT

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

EPSS

0.001

Percentile

28.1%