Bug 698906 - (CVE-2011-1750) CVE-2011-1750 virtio-blk: heap buffer overflow caused by unaligned requests
CVE-2011-1750 virtio-blk: heap buffer overflow caused by unaligned requests
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 698909 698910 698911
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Reported: 2011-04-22 04:50 EDT by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2015-07-31 02:39 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-07-29 08:40:58 EDT
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Description Petr Matousek 2011-04-22 04:50:40 EDT
It was found that virtio-blk driver in qemu-kvm did not properly validate 
read and write requests from the guest. A privileged guest user could use
this flaw to cause heap corruption, causing the guest to crash (denial of
service) or, possibly, resulting in the privileged guest user escalating
their privileges on the host.

On RHEL ExecShield (glibc heap/memory checks) mitigates this issue.


Upstream commit:
Comment 4 Petr Matousek 2011-04-22 04:58:07 EDT
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-all [bug 698911]
Comment 7 errata-xmlrpc 2011-05-19 09:02:41 EDT
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2011:0534 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0534.html
Comment 8 Petr Matousek 2012-03-30 13:34:17 EDT

This issue does not affect versions of kvm package as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.
Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-06-07 19:06:38 EDT
qemu-0.14.0-9.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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