DescriptionThe cpu_physical_memory_write_rom_internal function in exec.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) does not properly skip MMIO regions, which allows local privileged guest users to cause a denial of service (guest crash) via unspecified vectors.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)buster1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8fixed
buster (security)1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u10fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u2fixed
bookworm, sid1:7.2+dfsg-5fixed

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)


[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Problematic memory clamping code got added later with upstream commit 965eb2f)
[wheezy] - qemu <not-affected> (Affects Qemu versions >= 1.6.0 and <= 2.3.1)
[squeeze] - qemu <not-affected> (Affects Qemu versions >= 1.6.0 and <= 2.3.1)
- qemu-kvm <not-affected> (Affects Qemu versions >= 1.6.0 and <= 2.3.1);a=commit;h=b242e0e0e2969c044a318e56f7988bbd84de1f63 (v2.4.0-rc0)
same patchset than CVE-2015-8817

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