CVE-2013-0311

Published: 21 February 2013

The translate_desc function in drivers/vhost/vhost.c in the Linux kernel before 3.7 does not properly handle cross-region descriptors, which allows guest OS users to obtain host OS privileges by leveraging KVM guest OS privileges.

From the Ubuntu security team

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's vhost driver used to accelerate guest networking in KVM based virtual machines. A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to crash the host system.

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.2.0-39.62)
Patches:
Introduced by 3a4d5c94e959359ece6d6b55045c3f046677f55c
Fixed by bd97120fc3d1a11f3124c7c9ba1d91f51829eb85
linux-armadaxp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 [3.2.0-1615.23])
This package is not directly supported by the Ubuntu Security Team
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(3.4.0-4.27)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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-linaro-omap
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 ignored [abandoned])
linux-linaro-shared
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 ignored [abandoned])
linux-linaro-vexpress
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 ignored [abandoned])
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 [3.5.0-26.42~precise1])
Patches:
DNE
linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [was needed now end-of-life])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was not-affected [3.4.0-5.22])
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin) Does not exist

linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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-qcm-msm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 ignored [abandoned])
linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 (3.7~rc8)
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 [3.2.0-1427.36])