CVE-2021-22543

high

Description

An issue was discovered in Linux: KVM through Improper handling of VM_IO|VM_PFNMAP vmas in KVM can bypass RO checks and can lead to pages being freed while still accessible by the VMM and guest. This allows users with the ability to start and control a VM to read/write random pages of memory and can result in local privilege escalation.

References

https://github.com/google/security-research/security/advisories/GHSA-7wq5-phmq-m584

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/06/26/1

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/ROQIXQB7ZAWI3KSGSHR6H5RDUWZI775S/

https://lists.fedoraproject.org/archives/list/[email protected]/message/4G5YBUVEPHZYXMKNGBZ3S6INFCTEEL4E/

https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210708-0002/

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/10/msg00010.html

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/12/msg00012.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2021-05-26

Updated: 2022-04-01

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 4.6

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH