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.
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ReferencesDLA-1884-1, DLA-1885-1, DSA-4497-1
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.76-1fixed
stretch4.9.189-3fixed
stretch (security)4.9.189-3+deb9u2fixed
buster4.19.67-2+deb10u1fixed
buster (security)4.19.67-2+deb10u2fixed
bullseye5.2.17-1fixed
sid5.3.9-2fixed
linux-4.9 (PTS)jessie (security)4.9.189-3+deb9u2~deb8u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)5.2.6-1
linuxsourcebuster4.19.67-1
linuxsourcejessie3.16.72-1DLA-1884-1
linuxsourcestretch4.9.168-1+deb9u5DSA-4497-1
linux-4.9sourcejessie4.9.168-1+deb9u5~deb8u1DLA-1885-1

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