DescriptionThe pit_ioport_read function in the Programmable Interval Timer (PIT) emulation in i8254.c in KVM 83 does not properly use the pit_state data structure, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash or hang) by attempting to read the /dev/port file.
Overall state of this security issue: Resolved
This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.
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Note from the SUSE Security TeamKVM virtualization is not present in SLES 9 and SLES 10, so neither of them are affected by this issue.,KVM virtualization is not present in SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 and SUSE Linux Enterprise 10, so neither of them are affected by this issue. SUSE Bugzilla entries: 576032 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 871595 [RESOLVED / WORKSFORME] No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.
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|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1||kvm||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1||kvm||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS||kvm||Released|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One||kvm||Released|