CVE-2017-12168CVE-2017-12168

Affected configuration(s):

cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:4.8.10

Date published: 2017-09-20T04:29:00.210-04:00

Date last modified: 2017-09-22T10:48:18.990-04:00

CVSS Score: 4.9

Principal attack vector: LOCAL

Complexity:  LOW

Reference URL: http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=9e3f7a29694049edd728e2400ab57ad7553e5aa9

Summary: The access_pmu_evcntr function in arch/arm64/kvm/sys_regs.c in the Linux kernel before 4.8.11 allows privileged KVM guest OS users to cause a denial of service (assertion failure and host OS crash) by accessing the Performance Monitors Cycle Count Register (PMCCNTR).

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