Bug 1827808 (CVE-2020-10717) - CVE-2020-10717 QEMU: virtiofsd: guest may open maximum file descriptor to cause DoS
Summary: CVE-2020-10717 QEMU: virtiofsd: guest may open maximum file descriptor to cau...
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Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-10717
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1830842 1817445 1830844 1830845
Blocks: 1825755
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Reported: 2020-04-24 20:42 UTC by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2020-07-10 21:42 UTC (History)
27 users (show)

Fixed In Version: QEMU-5.0.1
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A potential DoS flaw was found in the virtio-fs shared file system daemon (virtiofsd) implementation of the QEMU version >= v5.0. Virtio-fs is meant to share a host file system directory with a guest via virtio-fs device. If the guest opens the maximum number of file descriptors under the shared directory, a denial of service may occur. This flaw allows a guest user/process to cause this denial of service on the host.
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Description Prasad J Pandit 2020-04-24 20:42:59 UTC
A potential DoS issue was found in the virtio-fs shared file system daemon (virtiofsd) implementation of the QEMU. Virtiofsd is meant to share a host file system directory with a guest via virtio-fs device. The said DoS may occur on the host, if the guest was to open the maximum number of file descriptors under the shared directory. A guest user/process may use this flaw to cause DoS issue on the host.

Upstream patch(es):
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  -> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-05/msg00143.html
  -> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-05/msg00141.html

Reference:
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  -> https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/05/04/1

Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2020-04-24 20:43:05 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Yuval Avrahami (Palo Alto Networks)

Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2020-05-04 05:51:21 UTC
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-rawhide [bug 1830842]


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