Upstream information

CVE-2015-0239 at MITRE

Description

The em_sysenter function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5, when the guest OS lacks SYSENTER MSR initialization, allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges or cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by triggering use of a 16-bit code segment for emulation of a SYSENTER instruction.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.7 6.2
Vector AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity High High
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact None Complete
Integrity Impact Partial Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 994618 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 LTSS kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA LTSS kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 kernel-source Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for VMWare 11 SP3 kernel-source Released