Public Date:
1131951: CVE-2014-3601 kernel: kvm: invalid parameter passing in kvm_iommu_map_pages()
A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's kvm_iommu_map_pages() function handled IOMMU mapping failures. A privileged user in a guest with an assigned host device could use this flaw to crash the host.

Find out more about CVE-2014-3601 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the Linux kernel versions as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2. Future kvm updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Linux kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
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 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:1392 2014-10-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Fix deferred
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


Red Hat would like to thank Jack Morgenstein of Mellanox for reporting this issue; the security impact of this issue was discovered by Michael Tsirkin of Red Hat.
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