Bug 1384896 (CVE-2016-8668) - CVE-2016-8668 Qemu: net: OOB buffer access in rocker switch emulation
Summary: CVE-2016-8668 Qemu: net: OOB buffer access in rocker switch emulation
Alias: CVE-2016-8668
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1384898
Blocks: 1384776
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-10-14 10:47 UTC by Prasad Pandit
Modified: 2021-02-17 03:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-08 03:00:10 UTC

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Description Prasad Pandit 2016-10-14 10:47:32 UTC
Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the Rocker switch emulation support is
vulnerable to an OOB read access issue. It could occur while performing a DMA
access 'TEST_DMA_CTRL_INVERT' test.

A privileged guest user could use this issue to crash the Qemu process instance
on the host resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:
  -> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-10/msg02501.html

Comment 1 Prasad Pandit 2016-10-14 10:48:06 UTC

Name: PSIRT  (Huawei Inc.)

Comment 2 Prasad Pandit 2016-10-14 10:50:29 UTC
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1384898]

Comment 3 Andrej Nemec 2016-10-17 07:45:57 UTC
CVE assignment:


Comment 4 Cole Robinson 2017-01-16 18:18:52 UTC
commit 8caed3d564672e8bc6d2e4c6a35228afd01f4723
Author: Prasad J Pandit <pjp>
Date:   Wed Oct 12 14:40:55 2016 +0530

    net: rocker: set limit to DMA buffer size

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