CVE-2017-2596 (retired)

Priority
Description
The nested_vmx_check_vmptr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux
kernel through 4.9.8 improperly emulates the VMXON instruction, which
allows KVM L1 guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS memory
consumption) by leveraging the mishandling of page references.
Ubuntu-Description
Dmitry Vyukov discovered that KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
improperly emulated the VMXON instruction. A local attacker in a guest OS
could use this to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) in the
host OS.
Notes
 jdstrand> android kernels (flo, goldfish, grouper, maguro, mako and manta) are
  not supported on the Ubuntu Touch 14.10 and earlier preview kernels
 jdstrand> linux-lts-saucy no longer receives official support
 jdstrand> linux-lts-quantal no longer receives official support
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-79.100)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.13.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-20.21)
Patches:
Introduced by 3573e22cfecaac83f82ef4f6847d90e466fc8e10Fixed by 06ce521af9558814b8606c0476c54497cf83a653
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1018.27)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1007.7)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.11.0-1009.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1009.9)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.10.0-1004.4)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1001.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1006.6)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1014.14)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.10.0-27.30~16.04.2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):pending (4.18.0-8.9~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
linux-krillin:ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.4.0-1004.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1008.8)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Patches:
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [end-of-life])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):ignored (was needed ESM criteria)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):ignored (abandoned)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):not-affected (4.13.0-1008.9)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.15.0-1002.3)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1004.5)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1057.64)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected (4.13.0-1005.5)
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):not-affected (4.15.0-1010.11)
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):released (4.4.0-1059.63)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):not-affected
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
Upstream:released (4.11~rc1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin):DNE (precise was needed)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus):DNE
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver):DNE
Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish):DNE
Package
linux-vegetahd:ignored (was needed now end-of-life)
More Information

Updated: 2019-05-15 21:15:15 UTC (commit 7fd02d9ec802bf69909e9bf11160eb7c4f65c010)