CVE-2019-3900

NameCVE-2019-3900
DescriptionAn infinite loop issue was found in the vhost_net kernel module in Linux Kernel up to and including v5.1-rc6, while handling incoming packets in handle_rx(). It could occur if one end sends packets faster than the other end can process them. A guest user, maybe remote one, could use this flaw to stall the vhost_net kernel thread, resulting in a DoS scenario.
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)
ReferencesDLA-1884-1, DLA-1885-1, DSA-4497-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.72-1fixed
stretch4.9.168-1vulnerable
stretch (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u5fixed
buster4.19.37-5vulnerable
buster (security)4.19.37-5+deb10u2vulnerable
bullseye, sid5.2.9-2fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie (security)4.9.168-1+deb9u5~deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)5.2.6-1medium
linuxsourcejessie3.16.72-1mediumDLA-1884-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.168-1+deb9u5mediumDSA-4497-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.168-1+deb9u5~deb8u1mediumDLA-1885-1

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