CVE-2021-3653

CVE Details

Release Date:2021-09-29

Description


A flaw was found in the KVM's AMD code for supporting SVM nested virtualization. The flaw occurs when processing the VMCB (virtual machine control block) provided by the L1 guest to spawn/handle a nested guest (L2). Due to improper validation of the "int_ctl" field, this issue could allow a malicious L1 to enable AVIC support (Advanced Virtual Interrupt Controller) for the L2 guest. As a result, the L2 guest would be allowed to read/write physical pages of the host, resulting in a crash of the entire system, leak of sensitive data or potential guest-to-host escape. This flaw affects Linux kernel versions prior to 5.14-rc7.

See more information about CVE-2021-3653 from MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD


CVSS v3.0 metrics


NOTE: The following CVSS v3.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 8.8 Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector: Local network Attack Complexity: Low
Privileges Required: Low User Interaction: None
Scope: Changed Confidentiality Impact: High
Integrity Impact: High Availability Impact: High

Errata information


PlatformErrataRelease Date
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel)ELSA-2021-38012021-10-12
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94192021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94202021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94502021-09-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94522021-09-21
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-95642021-11-23
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94212021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94222021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94512021-09-16
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94532021-09-21
Oracle Linux version 7 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-95652021-11-23
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel)ELSA-2021-35482021-09-16
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94202021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-94502021-09-16
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek)ELSA-2021-95642021-11-23
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94212021-08-16
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-94512021-09-16
Oracle Linux version 8 (kernel-uek-container)ELSA-2021-95652021-11-23



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