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CVE-2010-3698

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2010-10-19
Bugzilla: 639879: CVE-2010-3698 kvm: invalid selector in fs/gs causes kernel panic

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.36 does not properly reload the FS and GS segment registers, which allows host OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) via a KVM_RUN ioctl call in conjunction with a modified Local Descriptor Table (LDT).

Find out more about CVE-2010-3698 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.6
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2010:0898 December 06, 2010
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0842 November 10, 2010

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