CVE Details

Release Date:2017-01-24


The nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linuxkernel through 4.9.8 improperly emulates the VMXON instruction, which allows KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references.

See more information about CVE-2017-2596 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD

CVSS v2.0 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 4.3 Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent network Attack Complexity: High
Authentication: Requires single instance Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None Availability Impact: Complete

Errata information

PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 6 (dtrace-modules-4.1.12-61.1.33.el6uek)ELSA-2017-35332017-03-31
Oracle Linux version 6 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35332017-03-31
Oracle Linux version 7 (dtrace-modules-4.1.12-61.1.33.el7uek)ELSA-2017-35332017-03-31
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2017-18422017-08-07
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2017-1842-12017-08-15
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2017-35332017-03-31
Oracle VM version 3.4 (kernel-uek)OVMSA-2017-00562017-03-31

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