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qemu -- buffer overflow vulnerability in virtio-serial message exchanges

Affected packages
qemu < 2.4.0
qemu-devel < 2.4.0
qemu-sbruno < 2.4.50.g20150814
qemu-user-static < 2.4.50.g20150814


VuXML ID 21e5abe3-b0c6-11e5-8d13-bc5ff45d0f28
Discovery 2015-08-06
Entry 2016-01-01

Prasad J Pandit, Red Hat Product Security Team, reports:

Qemu emulator built with the virtio-serial vmchannel support is vulnerable to a buffer overflow issue. It could occur while exchanging virtio control messages between guest and the host.

A malicious guest could use this flaw to corrupt few bytes of Qemu memory area, potentially crashing the Qemu process.


CVE Name CVE-2015-5745