CVE-2016-10150

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-11-30
CWE:
CWE-416
Bugzilla:
1414506: CVE-2016-10150 Kernel: Kvm: a use-after-free while creating devices

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Use-after-free vulnerability in the kvm_ioctl_create_device function in virt/kvm/kvm_main.c in the Linux kernel before 4.8.13 allows host OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) or possibly gain privileges via crafted ioctl calls on the /dev/kvm device.

Find out more about CVE-2016-10150 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 7.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Local
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel-rt Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
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.
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