Alpaquita Linux
Security Advisory

CVE-2021-22543

Published: May 26, 2021Last modified: November 8, 2023

Description

An issue was discovered in Linux: KVM through Improper handling of VM_IO|VM_PFNMAP vmas in KVM can bypass RO checks and can lead to pages being freed while still accessible by the VMM and guest. This allows users with the ability to start and control a VM to read/write random pages of memory and can result in local privilege escalation.

Severity score breakdown

ParameterValue
Base score7.8
Attack VectorLOCAL
Attack complexityLOW
Privileges requiredLOW
User interactionNONE
ScopeUNCHANGED
ConfidentialityHIGH
Integrity impactHIGH
Availability impactHIGH
VectorCVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Status

ProductReleasePackageStatus
Alpaquita Linux23 LTSlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)
Streamlinux-ltsNot affected (6.1.50-r0)

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