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Bug 655294 (CVE-2018-1087)

Summary: kernel: KVM: error in exception handling leads to wrong debug stack value (CVE-2018-1087)
Product: Gentoo Security Reporter: GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot <glsamaker>
Component: KernelAssignee: Gentoo Kernel Security <security-kernel>
Severity: critical CC: arthur, kernel
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Whiteboard: A1 [stable blocked cve]
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on: 653956, 653958    
Bug Blocks:    

Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2018-05-08 19:25:49 UTC
CVE-2018-1087 (
  A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor handled
  exceptions delivered after a stack switch operation via Mov SS or Pop SS
  instructions. During the stack switch operation, the processor did not
  deliver interrupts and exceptions, rather they are delivered once the first
  instruction after the stack switch is executed. An unprivileged KVM guest
  user could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, escalate their
  privileges in the guest.
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2018-05-08 19:39:36 UTC
Fixed in

>=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.4.125, 4.4.128 is currently being stabilized in bug 653958

>=sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-4.9.91, 4.9.95 is currently being stabilized in bug 653956
Comment 3 John Helmert III archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-03-26 00:41:32 UTC
Fix in 4.9.91, 4.14.31, 4.16