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LIN6-9573 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2015-0239

Created: Mar 15, 2015    Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Resolved Date: Apr 19, 2015
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Fix Version:
Severity: Standard
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 6
Component/s: Kernel


The em_sysenter function in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5, when the guest OS lacks SYSENTER MSR initialization, allows guest OS users to gain guest OS privileges or cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) by triggering use of a 16-bit code segment for emulation of a SYSENTER instruction.

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