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Bug 277375 (CVE-2009-2287) - Kernel: kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2009-2287)
Summary: Kernel: kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs NULL pointer dereference (CVE-2009-2287)
Alias: CVE-2009-2287
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <2.6.30]
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-07-10 23:19 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-05 03:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-07-10 23:19:56 UTC
CVE-2009-2287 (
  The kvm_arch_vcpu_ioctl_set_sregs function in the KVM in Linux kernel
  2.6 before 2.6.30, when running on x86 systems, does not validate the
  page table root in a KVM_SET_SREGS call, which allows local users to
  cause a denial of service (crash or hang) via a crafted cr3 value,
  which triggers a NULL pointer dereference in the gfn_to_rmap function.
Comment 1 dacook 2009-07-17 17:22:00 UTC
According to the summary and upstream bug, it only affects <=kvm-84.