Bug 979715 - (CVE-2016-3713) VUL-0: CVE-2016-3713: kernel: kvm: OOB r/w access issue with MSR 0x2F8
VUL-0: CVE-2016-3713: kernel: kvm: OOB r/w access issue with MSR 0x2F8
Classification: Novell Products
Product: SUSE Security Incidents
Classification: Novell Products
Component: Incidents
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Reported: 2016-05-12 13:53 UTC by Alexander Bergmann
Modified: 2020-07-27 10:13 UTC (History)
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Comment 1 Swamp Workflow Management 2016-05-12 22:00:59 UTC
bugbot adjusting priority
Comment 4 Michal Marek 2016-05-16 13:39:47 UTC
Please confirm that the issue is public now and the fix can be pulled into the publicly visible kernel git branches.
Comment 6 Alexander Bergmann 2016-05-17 06:42:32 UTC
Issue is public now.


Linux kernel built with the Kernel-based Virtual Machine(CONFIG_KVM) with 
variable Memory Type Range Registers(MTRR) support is vulnerable to an 
out-of-bounds r/w access issue. It could occur while accessing processor's 
MTRRs via ioctl(2) calls.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to manipulate host kernel's 
memory bytes leading to information disclosure OR potentially crashing the 
kernel resulting in DoS.

'CVE-2016-3713' has been assigned to this issue by Red Hat Inc. A proposed 
patch is attached herein to fix this issue.
Comment 8 Marcus Meissner 2017-03-01 14:17:51 UTC
fixed in SLES 12 SP2 GA