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Improper Input Validation


Severity Medium
Score 4.9/10


The update_cr8_intercept function in arch/x86/kvm/x86.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.32-rc1 does not properly handle the absence of an Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (APIC), which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly gain privileges via a call to the kvm_vcpu_ioctl function.

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CWE-20 - Improper Input Validation

The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.


Advisory Timeline

  • Published