CVE-2016-9588

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2016-12-14
CWE:
CWE-248
Bugzilla:
1404924: CVE-2016-9588 Kernel: kvm: nVMX: uncaught software exceptions in L1 guest leads to DoS
Linux kernel built with the KVM visualization support (CONFIG_KVM), with nested visualization(nVMX) feature enabled(nested=1), is vulnerable to an uncaught exception issue. It could occur if an L2 guest was to throw an exception which is not handled by an L1 guest.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9588 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

Base Score 3.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 3.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
Attack Vector Adjacent Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2017:1842 2017-08-01
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2017:2077 2017-08-01

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-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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