Upstream information

CVE-2010-0298 at MITRE

Description

The x86 emulator in KVM 83 does not use the Current Privilege Level (CPL) and I/O Privilege Level (IOPL) in determining the memory access available to CPL3 code, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) or gain privileges on the guest OS by leveraging access to a (1) IO port or (2) MMIO region, a related issue to CVE-2010-0306.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

KVM 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 entry: 577079 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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