CVE-2018-10853

Published: 11 September 2018

A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel KVM hypervisor before 4.18 emulated instructions such as sgdt/sidt/fxsave/fxrstor. It did not check current privilege(CPL) level while emulating unprivileged instructions. An unprivileged guest user/process could use this flaw to potentially escalate privileges inside guest.

From the Ubuntu security team

Andy Lutomirski and Mika Penttilä discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check privilege levels when emulating some instructions. An unprivileged attacker in a guest VM could use this to escalate privileges within the guest.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 7.8

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-36.39)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-133.159)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Ignored
(was needed ESM criteria)
Patches:
Introduced by 129a72a0d3c8e139a04512325384fe5ac119e74d
Fixed by 3c9fa24ca7c9c47605672916491f79e8ccacb9e6
linux-aws
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1023.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1065.75)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-1027.30)
linux-aws-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1030.31~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-azure
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.15.0-1030.31~14.04.1)
linux-azure-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1025.26~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-euclid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.4.0-9019.20)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-flo
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-gcp
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.22)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-1021.22~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gcp-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-1004.5~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-gke
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-goldfish
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needs-triage now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-grouper
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-hwe
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.18.0-13.14~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-hwe-edge
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(5.0.0-14.15~18.04.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.15.0-36.39~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1023.23)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1031.37)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-trusty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-lts-utopic
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-vivid
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-wily
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [end-of-life])
linux-lts-xenial
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (4.4.0-133.159~14.04.1)
linux-maguro
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-mako
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(abandoned)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-manta
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Does not exist

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Does not exist

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was ignored [abandoned])
linux-oem
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1021.24)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(was needed now end-of-life)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-oracle
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) Not vulnerable
(4.15.0-1007.9~16.04.1)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-raspi2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1024.26)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1094.102)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist

linux-snapdragon
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (4.18~rc1)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (4.15.0-1053.57)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (4.4.0-1098.103)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist