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CVE-2012-1179

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Date: May 17, 2012

The Linux kernel before 3.3.1, when KVM is used, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host OS crash) by leveraging administrative access to the guest OS, related to the pmd_none_or_clear_bad function and page faults for huge pages.

Language: C

Severity Score

Severity Score

Weakness Type (CWE)

Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control

CWE-264

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CVSS v3.1

Base Score:
Attack Vector (AV): ADJACENT_NETWORK
Attack Complexity (AC): HIGH
Privileges Required (PR): LOW
User Interaction (UI): NONE
Scope (S): UNCHANGED
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): HIGH

CVSS v2

Base Score:
Access Vector (AV): ADJACENT
Access Complexity (AC): MEDIUM
Authentication (AU): SINGLE
Confidentiality (C): NONE
Integrity (I): NONE
Availability (A): COMPLETE
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