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CVE-2019-3887

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Date: May 21, 2019

A flaw was found in the way KVM hypervisor handled x2APIC Machine Specific Rregister (MSR) access with nested(=1) virtualization enabled. In that, L1 guest could access L0's APIC register values via L2 guest, when 'virtualize x2APIC mode' is enabled. A guest could use this flaw to potentially crash the host kernel resulting in DoS issue. Kernel versions from 4.16 and newer are vulnerable to this issue.

Language: C++

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Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Input Validation

CWE-20

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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): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

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