CVE-2016-6490

NameCVE-2016-6490
DescriptionThe virtqueue_map_desc function in hw/virtio/virtio.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) via a zero length for the descriptor buffer.
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 Bugs832767

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+deb7u24fixed
jessie (security), jessie1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u6fixed
stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u2fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u3fixed
buster, sid1:2.10.0+dfsg-2fixed
qemu-kvm (PTS)wheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u12fixed
wheezy (security)1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u24fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusource(unstable)1:2.6+dfsg-3.1low832767
qemusourcejessie(not affected)
qemusourcewheezy(not affected)
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(unfixed)low
qemu-kvmsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)
[wheezy] - qemu <not-affected> (Issue introduced later)
[wheezy] - qemu-kvm <not-affected> (Issue introduced later)
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-07/msg06246.html
Introduced by: http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=3b3b0628217e2726069990ff9942a5d6d9816bd7 (v2.6.0-rc0)

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