CVE-2018-1118

LOW

Description

Linux kernel vhost since version 4.8 does not properly initialize memory in messages passed between virtual guests and the host operating system in the vhost/vhost.c:vhost_new_msg() function. This can allow local privileged users to read some kernel memory contents when reading from the /dev/vhost-net device file.

References

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:2948

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3083

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3096

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-1118

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/07/msg00020.html

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3762-1/

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3762-2/

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2018-05-10

Updated: 2019-10-09

Type: CWE-200

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM