CVE Database

CVE-2010-0298

Impact: Important
Public: 2010-02-09
Bugzilla: 559091: CVE-2010-0298 kvm: emulator privilege escalation
IAVA: 2010-A-0037

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The x86 emulator in KVM 83 does not use the Current Privilege Level (CPL) and I/O Privilege Level (IOPL) in determining the memory access available to CPL3 code, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) or gain privileges on the guest OS by leveraging access to a (1) IO port or (2) MMIO region, a related issue to CVE-2010-0306.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0298 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.9
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 (rhev-hypervisor) RHSA-2010:0095 February 09, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2010:0088 February 09, 2010

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