Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:16:46 +0530 (IST) From: P J P <ppandit@...hat.com> To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> cc: Owen Hofmann <osh@...gle.com> Subject: CVE-2016-8630 kernel: kvm: x86: NULL pointer dereference duringinstruction decode Hello, Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine (CONFIG_KVM) support is vulnerable to a null pointer dereference flaw. It could occur on x86 platform, when emulating an undefined instruction. A user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS. Upstream patch: --------------- -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/d9092f52d7e61dd1557f2db2400ddb430e85937e Reference: ---------- -> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1393350 CVE-2016-8630 was assigned to this issue by Red Hat Inc. Thank you. -- Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team 47AF CE69 3A90 54AA 9045 1053 DD13 3D32 FE5B 041F
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