DescriptionUse-after-free vulnerability in QEMU in Xen 4.5.x and earlier does not completely unplug emulated block devices, which allows local HVM guest users to gain privileges by unplugging a block device twice.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs794611

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u9fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u16fixed
buster, buster (security)1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8fixed
bookworm, sid1:6.1+dfsg-5fixed
xen (PTS)stretch (security),
buster (security)4.11.4+107-gef32c7afa2-1fixed
bookworm, bullseye4.14.2+25-gb6a8c4f72d-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusourcesqueeze(not affected)
qemusourcewheezy(not affected)
qemusourcejessie(not affected)
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(not affected)
xensourcesqueeze(not affected)
xensourcewheezy(not affected)


[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[squeeze] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
- qemu-kvm <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - xen <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[squeeze] - xen <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
Xen switched to qemu-system in 4.4.0-1
pci_piix3_xen_ide_unplug introduced in;a=commitdiff;h=679f4f8b178e7c66fbc2f39c905374ee8663d5d8 (v1.0-rc0)
BlockDriverState converted to BlockBackend in;a=commitdiff;h=4be746345f13e99e468c60acbd3a355e8183e3ce (v2.2.0-rc0)
Fixed by:;a=commitdiff;h=6cd387833d05e8ad31829d97e474dc420625aed9 (v2.4.0-rc4)

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