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Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 19:05:22 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <>
Subject: Re: CVE request -- kernel: kvm: irqchip_in_kernel()
 and vcpu->arch.apic inconsistency

On 03/29/2012 01:58 PM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> If some vcpus are created before KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP, then
> irqchip_in_kernel() and vcpu->arch.apic will be inconsistent, leading to
> potential NULL pointer dereferences.
> A unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.
> Upstream fix:
> References:
> Thanks,

Please use CVE-2012-1601 for this issue.

Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)

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