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CVE-2010-2938

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-09-29
IAVA:
2011-A-0147
Bugzilla:
620490: CVE-2010-2938 kernel: guest crashes on non-EPT machines may crash the host as well

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

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.

Find out more about CVE-2010-2938 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0723 2010-09-29

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