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Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:45:34 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Cfir Cohen <>
Subject: CVE-2018-16882 Kernel: KVM: nVMX: use after free in posted interrupt


A use after free issue was found in the way Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor 
processed posted interrupts, when nested(=1) virtualization is enabled. In 
nested_get_vmcs12_pages(), in case of an error while processing posted 
interrupt address, it unmaps the 'pi_desc_page' without resetting 'pi_desc' 
descriptor address. Which is latter used in pi_test_and_clear_on().

A guest user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in 

Upstream patch:

This issue was reported by Cfir Cohen of

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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