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CVE-2016-9777

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Date: December 28, 2016

KVM in the Linux kernel before 4.8.12, when I/O APIC is enabled, does not properly restrict the VCPU index, which allows guest OS users to gain host OS privileges or cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds array access and host OS crash) via a crafted interrupt request, related to arch/x86/kvm/ioapic.c and arch/x86/kvm/ioapic.h.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Out-of-bounds Read

CWE-125

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CVSS v3

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): LOCAL
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privilegs Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): CHANGED
Confidentiality (C): HIGH
Integrity (I): HIGH
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): LOCAL
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): NONE
Confidentiality (C): COMPLETE
Integrity (I): COMPLETE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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