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The pit_ioport_read function in the Programmable Interval Timer (PIT) emulation in i8254.c in KVM 83 does not properly use the pit_state data structure which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash or hang) by attempting to read the /dev/port file.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11095

The pit_ioport_read function in the Programmable Interval Timer (PIT) emulation in i8254.c in KVM 83 does not properly use the pit_state data structure which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash or hang) by attempting to read the /dev/port file.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2010-0309
Product(s):