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Date: Mon, 8 Apr 2019 10:07:52 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Marc Orr <>
Subject: CVE-2019-3887 Kernel: KVM: nVMX: guest accesses L0 MSR causes
 potential DoS


A flaw was found in the way KVM hypervisor handled x2APIC Machine Specific 
Rregister(MSR) access with nested(=1) virtualization enabled. In that, L1 
guest could access L0's APIC register values via L2 guest, when 'virtualize 
x2APIC mode' is enabled.

A guest could use this flaw to potentially crash the host kernel resulting in 
DoS issue.

Upstream patches:

This issue was discovered by Marc Orr of Google Inc.

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