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CVE-2013-4592

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-12-10
Bugzilla: 1031702: CVE-2013-4592 kernel: kvm: memory leak when memory slot is moved with assigned device

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory leak in the __kvm_set_memory_region function in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c in the Linux kernel before 3.9 allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by leveraging certain device access to trigger movement of memory slots.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4592 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: High
Authentication: None
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 version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2013:1645 November 20, 2013

External References

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