CVE-2012-1601

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Description

The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.3.6 allows host OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) by making a KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP ioctl call after a virtual CPU already exists.

References

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2013-06/msg00005.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0571.html

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0676.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/49928

http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2469

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.3.6

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2012/03/30/1

http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1026897

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=808199

https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/9c895160d25a76c21b65bad141b08e8d4f99afef

https://www.suse.com/support/update/announcement/2012/suse-su-20121679-1.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2012-05-17

Updated: 2018-01-05

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.3.5 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (23 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
83611SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2014:0287-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
79484OracleVM 3.1 : kernel-uek (OVMSA-2012-0042)NessusOracleVM Local Security Checks
high
68673Oracle Linux 5 / 6 : Unbreakable Enterprise kernel (ELSA-2012-2013)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68527Oracle Linux 5 : kvm (ELSA-2012-0676)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68526Oracle Linux 6 : kernel (ELSA-2012-0571)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
64180SuSE 11.2 Security Update : Linux kernel (SAT Patch Numbers 7123 / 7127)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
64037RHEL 5 : kvm (RHSA-2012:0676)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
61315Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL5.x x86_64 (20120521)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
61313Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20120515)NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
59985Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1507-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59474Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities (USN-1470-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59324USN-1460-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59323USN-1459-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilitiesNessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59321Ubuntu 11.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1457-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59309Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities (USN-1455-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59291Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1453-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59290Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1452-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59226Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1448-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59212CentOS 5 : kvm (CESA-2012:0676)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
59188Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1445-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
59165CentOS 6 : kernel (CESA-2012:0571)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
59106RHEL 6 : kernel (RHSA-2012:0571)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
59070Debian DSA-2469-1 : linux-2.6 - privilege escalation/denial of serviceNessusDebian Local Security Checks
high