CVE-2019-7221

Source
Severity Critical
Remote No
Type Privilege escalation
Description
A use-after-free vulnerability was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM hypervisor emulates a preemption timer for L2 guests when nested (=1) virtualization is enabled. This high resolution timer(hrtimer) runs when a L2 guest is active. After VM exit, the sync_vmcs12() timer object is stopped. The use-after-free occurs if the timer object is freed before calling sync_vmcs12() routine. A guest user/process could use this flaw to crash the host kernel resulting in a denial of service or, potentially, gain privileged access to a system.
Group Package Affected Fixed Severity Status Ticket
AVG-850 linux 4.20.arch1-1 Critical Vulnerable
References
https://bugs.chromium.org/p/project-zero/issues/detail?id=1759&desc=2
https://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=353c0956a618a07ba4bbe7ad00ff29fe70e8412a