Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 23:10:19 +0530 (IST) From: P J P <ppandit@...hat.com> To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> cc: NCSC Security <security@...c.gov.uk> Subject: CVE request Kernel: kvm: use-after-free issue while creating devices Hello, Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine(CONFIG_KVM) support is vulnerable to a use-after-free flaw. It could occur while creating devices, via ioctl('/dev/kvm', ...) calls. A user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS or potentially escalate their privileges on a system. Upstream patch: --------------- -> https://git.kernel.org/linus/a0f1d21c1ccb1da66629627a74059dd7f5ac9c61 Reference: ---------- -> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1414506 Thank you. -- Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team 47AF CE69 3A90 54AA 9045 1053 DD13 3D32 FE5B 041F
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