Bug 1153035 (CVE-2014-3689) - CVE-2014-3689 qemu: vmware_vga: insufficient parameter validation in rectangle functions
Summary: CVE-2014-3689 qemu: vmware_vga: insufficient parameter validation in rectangl...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2014-3689
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1153038
Blocks: 1153040
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Reported: 2014-10-15 13:02 UTC by Petr Matousek
Modified: 2019-09-29 13:23 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-10-15 13:02:56 UTC


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Description Petr Matousek 2014-10-15 13:02:21 UTC
A flaw was found in the way guest provided parameter validation was performed
in vmware-vga driver in rectangle handling functionality.

A privileged guest user could use this flaw to write into qemu address space
on the host, pontentially escalating their privileges to that of qemu host
process.

Proposed upstream fix:

https://www.mail-archive.com/qemu-devel@nongnu.org/msg261580.html

Acknowledgements:

Red Hat would like to thank the Advanced Threat Research team at Intel Security for reporting this issue.

Comment 1 Petr Matousek 2014-10-15 13:02:56 UTC
Statement:

Not vulnerable.

This issue does not affect the qemu packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5, 6 and 7.

Comment 2 Petr Matousek 2014-10-15 13:11:32 UTC
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1153038]


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