CVE-2015-8701

NameCVE-2015-8701
DescriptionQEMU (aka Quick Emulator) built with the Rocker switch emulation support is vulnerable to an off-by-one error. It happens while processing transmit (tx) descriptors in 'tx_consume' routine, if a descriptor was to have more than allowed (ROCKER_TX_FRAGS_MAX=16) fragments. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to cause memory leakage on the host or crash the QEMU process instance resulting in DoS issue.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs809313

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)wheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6a+deb7u12fixed
wheezy (security)1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u23fixed
jessie (security), jessie1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u6fixed
stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u2fixed
buster, sid1:2.8+dfsg-7fixed
qemu-kvm (PTS)wheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u12fixed
wheezy (security)1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u23fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusource(unstable)1:2.5+dfsg-3low809313
qemusourcejessie(not affected)
qemusourcesqueeze(not affected)
qemusourcewheezy(not affected)
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
[wheezy] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
[squeeze] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
- qemu-kvm <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/28/6

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