Vigil@nce - Linux kernel: use after free via nested_get_vmcs12_pages
February 2019 by Vigil@nce
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SYNTHESIS OF THE VULNERABILITY
Impacted products: Linux, Ubuntu.
Consequences: administrator access/rights, privileged access/rights, denial of service on server, denial of service on service.
Provenance: user shell.
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5).
Creation date: 19/12/2018.
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
An attacker, inside a guest system, can force the usage of a freed memory area via nested_get_vmcs12_pages() of the Linux kernel, in order to trigger a denial of service, and possibly to run code on the host system.
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