05 Jan 2012
DoS (Denial of Service)
This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.
A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due to KVM not properly restricting the KVM_ASSIGN_PCI_DEVICE IOCTL, which can be exploited to stop PCI devices from working by sending specially crafted IOCTLs.
Restrict access to trusted users only.