The handle_invept function in arch/x86/kvm/vmx.c in the Linux kernel 3.12 through 3.15 allows privileged KVM guest OS users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and host OS crash) via a single-context INVEPT instruction with a NULL EPT pointer.
Published 2017-04-24 23:59:01
Updated 2017-05-05 12:50:57
Source MITRE
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2017-8106

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2017-8106
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 49152
IPs affected by CVE-2017-8106 209
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-8106

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 12 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-8106

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2017-8106

  • A NULL pointer dereference occurs when the application dereferences a pointer that it expects to be valid, but is NULL, typically causing a crash or exit.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-8106

Products affected by CVE-2017-8106

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