Public Date:
639879: CVE-2010-3698 kvm: invalid selector in fs/gs causes kernel panic

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 dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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
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 Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2010:0898 2010-12-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0842 2010-11-10

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Affected