CVE-2010-2938

MEDIUM

Description

arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.c in the virtual-machine control structure (VMCS) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when an Intel platform without Extended Page Tables (EPT) functionality is used, accesses VMCS fields without verifying hardware support for these fields, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by requesting a VMCS dump for a fully virtualized Xen guest.

References

http://secunia.com/advisories/46397

http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100113326

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0723.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/520102/100/0/threaded

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/43578

http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html

http://xenbits.xensource.com/xen-unstable.hg?rev/15911

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=620490

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2010-10-08

Updated: 2018-10-10

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (5 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89680VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0012) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
68106Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0723)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
high
67080CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2010:0723)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
high
56508VMSA-2011-0012 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party libraries and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
49746RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0723)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
high