Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6497-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 6497-1 – Maxim Levitsky discovered that the KVM nested virtualization implementation for AMD processors in the Linux kernel did not properly handle x2AVIC MSRs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service. Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.Ubuntu Security Notice 6497-1 – Maxim Levitsky discovered that the KVM nested virtualization implementation for AMD processors in the Linux kernel did not properly handle x2AVIC MSRs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service. Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.