CVE-2009-3638

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Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2009-10-04
Bugzilla:
530515: CVE-2009-3638 kernel: kvm: integer overflow in kvm_dev_ioctl_get_supported_cpuid()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Integer overflow in the kvm_dev_ioctl_get_supported_cpuid function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31.4 allows local users to have an unspecified impact via a KVM_GET_SUPPORTED_CPUID request to the kvm_arch_dev_ioctl function.

Find out more about CVE-2009-3638 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of KVM as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. KVM is only supported on AMD64/x86_64 architecture on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 7.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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