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Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 23:35:35 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
Subject: CVE-2017-12188 Kernel: KVM: MMU potential stack buffer overrun during
 page walks


Linux kernel built with the KVM virtualisation support(CONFIG_KVM), with 
nested virtualisation(nVMX) feature enabled(nested=1), is vulnerable to a 
stack buffer overflow issue. It could occur while traversing guest page table 
entries to resolve guest virtual address(gva).

A L1 guest could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in DoS. OR 
potentially execute arbitrary code on the host to gain access to the host 

Upstream patch:


'CVE-2017-12188' assigned by Red Hat Inc.

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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