CVE-2009-3640

Metadata

CVE-2009-3640
4.9
git.kernel.org, marc.info, marc.info, kernel.org, securityfocus.com, exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com
2009-10-29
2017-08-17 06:09

Description

The update_cr8_intercept function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc1 does not properly handle the absence of an Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC), which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a call to the kvm_vcpu_ioctl function.

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CVE-2009-3640