DescriptionLinux kernel vhost since version 4.8 does not properly initialize memory in messages passed between virtual guests and the host operating system in the vhost/vhost.c:vhost_new_msg() function. This can allow local privileged users to read some kernel memory contents when reading from the /dev/vhost-net device file.
Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products
This issue is currently rated as having low severity.
|National Vulnerability Database|
|National Vulnerability Database||SUSE|
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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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.
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP2||kernel-source||Unsupported|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP3||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2||kernel-source||Unsupported|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2 LTSS||kernel-source||Not affected|
|SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3||kernel-source||Not affected|