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CVE-2009-1242

Published: 6 April 2009

The vmx_set_msr function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the VMX implementation in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.29.1 on the i386 platform allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (OOPS) by setting the EFER_LME (aka "Long mode enable") bit in the Extended Feature Enable Register (EFER) model-specific register, which is specific to the x86_64 platform.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-24.55)
intrepid
Released (2.6.27-14.35)
jaunty
Released (2.6.28-13.45)
upstream
Released (2.6.30~rc1)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Not vulnerable

gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

jaunty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.30~rc1)
linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

gutsy Needs triage
(reached end-of-life)
hardy Does not exist

intrepid Does not exist

jaunty Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.30~rc1)