#VU63166 Out-of-bounds write


Published: 2022-05-13

Vulnerability identifier: #VU63166

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1158

CWE-ID: CWE-787

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Linux kernel
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor: Linux Foundation

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due the KVM implementation in Linux kernel does not properly perform guest page table updates in some situations. A remote user on the guest operating system can trigger memory corruption and perform a denial of service attack against the host OS.

Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Linux kernel: All versions


CPE

External links
http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2022/q2/22


Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.


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