CVE-2017-5579

NameCVE-2017-5579
DescriptionMemory leak in the serial_exit_core function in hw/char/serial.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS privileged users to cause a denial of service (host memory consumption and QEMU process crash) via a large number of device unplug operations.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: local)
Debian Bugs853002

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)wheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6a+deb7u12vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u20vulnerable
jessie (security), jessie1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u6vulnerable
stretch, sid1:2.8+dfsg-4fixed
qemu-kvm (PTS)wheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u12vulnerable
wheezy (security)1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u20vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusource(unstable)1:2.8+dfsg-3medium853002
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium

Notes

[jessie] - qemu <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - qemu <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[wheezy] - qemu-kvm <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=8409dc884a201bf74b30a9d232b6bbdd00cb7e2b
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1416157

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