Upstream information

CVE-2018-10901 at MITRE

Description

A flaw was found in Linux kernel's KVM virtualization subsystem. The VMX code does not restore the GDT.LIMIT to the previous host value, but instead sets it to 64KB. With a corrupted GDT limit a host's userspace code has an ability to place malicious entries in the GDT, particularly to the per-cpu variables. An attacker can use this to escalate their privileges.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.2
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.8 7.8
Vector AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1104936 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15 GA kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 GA kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kernel-source Already fixed
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3 kernel-source Already fixed