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SCP7-236 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2014-8480

Created: Nov 30, 2015    Updated: Sep 8, 2018
Resolved Date: Dec 6, 2015
Previous ID: LIN7-5233
Found In Version:
Fix Version:
Severity: Low
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 7
Component/s: Kernel


The instruction decoder in arch/x86/kvm/emulate.c in the KVM subsystem in the Linux kernel before 3.18-rc2 lacks intended decoder-table flags for certain RIP-relative instructions, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) via a crafted application.

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