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.
Published 2018-09-11 14:29:02
Updated 2019-10-03 00:03:26
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2018-10853

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 26 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2018-10853

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.6
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.9
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2018-10853

  • The product performs an operation at a privilege level that is higher than the minimum level required, which creates new weaknesses or amplifies the consequences of other weaknesses.
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Secondary)
  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2018-10853

Products affected by CVE-2018-10853

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