Bug 1066340 (CVE-2013-4150) - CVE-2013-4150 qemu: virtio-net: out-of-bounds buffer write on invalid state load
Summary: CVE-2013-4150 qemu: virtio-net: out-of-bounds buffer write on invalid state load
Alias: CVE-2013-4150
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1095688 1095689 1095690 1133850
Blocks: 1036654 1133827
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Reported: 2014-02-18 09:23 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2021-02-17 06:52 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-09-22 04:55:35 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:0927 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: qemu-kvm security and bug fix update 2014-07-23 20:15:13 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2014:1268 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: qemu-kvm-rhev security update 2014-09-22 08:00:39 UTC

Description Petr Matousek 2014-02-18 09:23:26 UTC
Michael S. Tsirkin writes:

QEMU 1.5.0 out-of-bounds buffer write in virtio_net_load()@hw/net/virtio-net.c

This code is in hw/net/virtio-net.c:

    if (n->max_queues > 1) {
        if (n->max_queues != qemu_get_be16(f)) {
            error_report("virtio-net: different max_queues ");
            return -1;

        n->curr_queues = qemu_get_be16(f);
        for (i = 1; i < n->curr_queues; i++) {
            n->vqs[i].tx_waiting = qemu_get_be32(f);

Number of vqs is max_queues, so if we get invalid input here,
for example if max_queues = 2, curr_queues = 3, we get
write beyond end of the buffer, with data that comes from

This might be used to corrupt qemu memory in hard to predict ways.

An user able to alter the savevm data (either on the disk or over the wire
during migration) could use this flaw to to corrupt QEMU process memory on
the (destination) host, which could potentially result in arbitrary code
execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process.

Upstream fix:
  -> http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=eea750a5623ddac7a61982eec8f1c93481857578

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2014-02-18 11:04:19 UTC

This issue does not affect the versions of kvm package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue does not affect the versions of qemu-kvm package as shipped
with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2014-05-08 12:05:10 UTC
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1095688]

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2014-05-16 10:01:13 UTC
qemu-1.6.2-5.fc20 has been pushed to the Fedora 20 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 5 Prasad J Pandit 2014-07-18 13:31:05 UTC

The issues were discovered as part of the state loading code audit performed by Michael S. Tsirkin of Red Hat, Anthony Liguori and Michael Roth.

Comment 6 errata-xmlrpc 2014-07-23 16:15:37 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Via RHSA-2014:0927 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-0927.html

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2014-09-22 04:01:07 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  OpenStack 5 for RHEL 7

Via RHSA-2014:1268 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1268.html

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