CVE-2012-2121

Published: 17 May 2012

The KVM implementation in the Linux kernel before 3.3.4 does not properly manage the relationships between memory slots and the iommu, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory leak and host OS crash) by leveraging administrative access to the guest OS to conduct hotunplug and hotplug operations on devices.

From the Ubuntu security team

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine). An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service in the host OS.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-16.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(3.11.0-12.19)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin)
Released (3.2.0-25.40)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=virt/kvm/kvm.git;a=commit;h=32f6daad4651a748a58a3ab6da0611862175722f
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1605.8])
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1001.10)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1002.2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-5.22)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-1.3])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1003.3)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-1.9])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.8.0-36.36~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-quantal
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [3.5.0-18.29~precise1])
Patches:
DNE
linux-lts-raring
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [3.8.0-19.30~precise1])
linux-lts-saucy
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was not-affected [3.11.0-13.20~precise2])
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Not vulnerable
(3.13.0-24.46~precise1)
linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.16.0-25.33~14.04.2])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.19.0-18.18~14.04.1])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [4.2.0-18.22~14.04.1])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-13.29~14.04.1)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-7.40)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-3.21])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-4.19])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.2.0-1013.19)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-1012.12)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.4~rc4)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist
(precise was released [3.2.0-1414.19])