ID CVE-2010-2938
Summary arch/x86/hvm/vmx/vmcs.c in the virtual-machine control structure (VMCS) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when an Intel platform without Extended Page Tables (EPT) functionality is used, accesses VMCS fields without verifying hardware support for these fields, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by requesting a VMCS dump for a fully virtualized Xen guest.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.18
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.18
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    cpe:2.3:o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5
CVSS
Base: 4.9 (as of 11-10-2010 - 10:52)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-399
CAPEC
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
NONE NONE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2010-0723.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update fixes the following security issues : * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ecryptfs_uid_hash() function in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. On systems that have the eCryptfs netlink transport (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does) or where the '/dev/ecryptfs' file has world-writable permissions (which it does not, by default, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5), a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-2492, Important) * A miscalculation of the size of the free space of the initial directory entry in a directory leaf block was found in the Linux kernel Global File System 2 (GFS2) implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to a GFS2-mounted file system could perform a rename operation on that file system to trigger a NULL pointer dereference, possibly resulting in a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-2798, Important) * A flaw was found in the Xen hypervisor implementation when running a system that has an Intel CPU without Extended Page Tables (EPT) support. While attempting to dump information about a crashing fully-virtualized guest, the flaw could cause the hypervisor to crash the host as well. A user with permissions to configure a fully-virtualized guest system could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2010-2938, Moderate) * Information leak flaws were found in the Linux kernel's Traffic Control Unit implementation. A local attacker could use these flaws to cause the kernel to leak kernel memory to user-space, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2942, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation. The file handle lookup could return an invalid inode as valid. If an XFS file system was mounted via NFS (Network File System), a local attacker could access stale data or overwrite existing data that reused the inodes. (CVE-2010-2943, Moderate) * An integer overflow flaw was found in the extent range checking code in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to an ext4-mounted file system could trigger this flaw by writing to a file at a very large file offset, resulting in a local denial of service. (CVE-2010-3015, Moderate) * An information leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's USB implementation. Certain USB errors could result in an uninitialized kernel buffer being sent to user-space. An attacker with physical access to a target system could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-1083, Low) Red Hat would like to thank Andre Osterhues for reporting CVE-2010-2492; Grant Diffey of CenITex for reporting CVE-2010-2798; Toshiyuki Okajima for reporting CVE-2010-3015; and Marcus Meissner for reporting CVE-2010-1083. This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the References. Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 67080
    published 2013-06-29
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67080
    title CentOS 5 : kernel (CESA-2010:0723)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2011-0012_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities in several third-party components and libraries : - Kernel - krb5 - glibc - mtp2sas - mptsas - mptspi
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-16
    plugin id 89680
    published 2016-03-04
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89680
    title VMware ESX / ESXi Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2011-0012) (remote check)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2010-0723.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2010:0723 : Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update fixes the following security issues : * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ecryptfs_uid_hash() function in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. On systems that have the eCryptfs netlink transport (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does) or where the '/dev/ecryptfs' file has world-writable permissions (which it does not, by default, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5), a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-2492, Important) * A miscalculation of the size of the free space of the initial directory entry in a directory leaf block was found in the Linux kernel Global File System 2 (GFS2) implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to a GFS2-mounted file system could perform a rename operation on that file system to trigger a NULL pointer dereference, possibly resulting in a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-2798, Important) * A flaw was found in the Xen hypervisor implementation when running a system that has an Intel CPU without Extended Page Tables (EPT) support. While attempting to dump information about a crashing fully-virtualized guest, the flaw could cause the hypervisor to crash the host as well. A user with permissions to configure a fully-virtualized guest system could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2010-2938, Moderate) * Information leak flaws were found in the Linux kernel's Traffic Control Unit implementation. A local attacker could use these flaws to cause the kernel to leak kernel memory to user-space, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2942, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation. The file handle lookup could return an invalid inode as valid. If an XFS file system was mounted via NFS (Network File System), a local attacker could access stale data or overwrite existing data that reused the inodes. (CVE-2010-2943, Moderate) * An integer overflow flaw was found in the extent range checking code in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to an ext4-mounted file system could trigger this flaw by writing to a file at a very large file offset, resulting in a local denial of service. (CVE-2010-3015, Moderate) * An information leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's USB implementation. Certain USB errors could result in an uninitialized kernel buffer being sent to user-space. An attacker with physical access to a target system could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-1083, Low) Red Hat would like to thank Andre Osterhues for reporting CVE-2010-2492; Grant Diffey of CenITex for reporting CVE-2010-2798; Toshiyuki Okajima for reporting CVE-2010-3015; and Marcus Meissner for reporting CVE-2010-1083. This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the References. Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 68106
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=68106
    title Oracle Linux 5 : kernel (ELSA-2010-0723)
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2011-0012.NASL
    description a. ESX third-party update for Service Console kernel This update takes the console OS kernel package to kernel-2.6.18-238.9.1 which resolves multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-1083, CVE-2010-2492, CVE-2010-2798, CVE-2010-2938, CVE-2010-2942, CVE-2010-2943, CVE-2010-3015, CVE-2010-3066, CVE-2010-3067, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3086, CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3432, CVE-2010-3442, CVE-2010-3477, CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-3865, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3877, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-3904, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4161, CVE-2010-4238, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4247, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4249, CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4255, CVE-2010-4263, CVE-2010-4343, CVE-2010-4346, CVE-2010-4526, CVE-2010-4655, CVE-2011-0521, CVE-2011-0710, CVE-2011-1010, CVE-2011-1090 and CVE-2011-1478 to these issues. b. ESX third-party update for Service Console krb5 RPMs This patch updates the krb5-libs and krb5-workstation RPMs of the console OS to version 1.6.1-55.el5_6.1, which resolves multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-1323, CVE-2011-0281, and CVE-2011-0282 to these issues. c. ESXi and ESX update to third-party component glibc The glibc third-party library is updated to resolve multiple security issues. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2010-0296, CVE-2011-0536, CVE-2011-1071, CVE-2011-1095, CVE-2011-1658, and CVE-2011-1659 to these issues. d. ESX update to third-party drivers mptsas, mpt2sas, and mptspi The mptsas, mpt2sas, and mptspi drivers are updated which addresses multiple security issues in the mpt2sas driver. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2011-1494 and CVE-2011-1495 to these issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-09-06
    plugin id 56508
    published 2011-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=56508
    title VMSA-2011-0012 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party libraries and ESX Service Console
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2010-0723.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix multiple security issues and several bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update fixes the following security issues : * A buffer overflow flaw was found in the ecryptfs_uid_hash() function in the Linux kernel eCryptfs implementation. On systems that have the eCryptfs netlink transport (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 does) or where the '/dev/ecryptfs' file has world-writable permissions (which it does not, by default, on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5), a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly escalate their privileges. (CVE-2010-2492, Important) * A miscalculation of the size of the free space of the initial directory entry in a directory leaf block was found in the Linux kernel Global File System 2 (GFS2) implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to a GFS2-mounted file system could perform a rename operation on that file system to trigger a NULL pointer dereference, possibly resulting in a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-2798, Important) * A flaw was found in the Xen hypervisor implementation when running a system that has an Intel CPU without Extended Page Tables (EPT) support. While attempting to dump information about a crashing fully-virtualized guest, the flaw could cause the hypervisor to crash the host as well. A user with permissions to configure a fully-virtualized guest system could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2010-2938, Moderate) * Information leak flaws were found in the Linux kernel's Traffic Control Unit implementation. A local attacker could use these flaws to cause the kernel to leak kernel memory to user-space, possibly leading to the disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2010-2942, Moderate) * A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's XFS file system implementation. The file handle lookup could return an invalid inode as valid. If an XFS file system was mounted via NFS (Network File System), a local attacker could access stale data or overwrite existing data that reused the inodes. (CVE-2010-2943, Moderate) * An integer overflow flaw was found in the extent range checking code in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system implementation. A local, unprivileged user with write access to an ext4-mounted file system could trigger this flaw by writing to a file at a very large file offset, resulting in a local denial of service. (CVE-2010-3015, Moderate) * An information leak flaw was found in the Linux kernel's USB implementation. Certain USB errors could result in an uninitialized kernel buffer being sent to user-space. An attacker with physical access to a target system could use this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2010-1083, Low) Red Hat would like to thank Andre Osterhues for reporting CVE-2010-2492; Grant Diffey of CenITex for reporting CVE-2010-2798; Toshiyuki Okajima for reporting CVE-2010-3015; and Marcus Meissner for reporting CVE-2010-1083. This update also fixes several bugs. Documentation for these bug fixes will be available shortly from the Technical Notes document linked to in the References. Users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-20
    plugin id 49746
    published 2010-10-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=49746
    title RHEL 5 : kernel (RHSA-2010:0723)
redhat via4
advisories
rhsa
id RHSA-2010:0723
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-PAE-devel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-debug-devel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-devel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-doc-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-headers-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-kdump-devel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
  • kernel-xen-devel-0:2.6.18-194.17.1.el5
refmap via4
bid 43578
bugtraq 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
confirm
secunia 46397
Last major update 19-03-2012 - 00:00
Published 08-10-2010 - 17:00
Last modified 10-10-2018 - 16:00
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