Bug 1881409 (CVE-2020-25743) - CVE-2020-25743 QEMU: ide: null pointer dereference while cancelling i/o operation
Summary: CVE-2020-25743 QEMU: ide: null pointer dereference while cancelling i/o opera...
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2020-25743
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
low
low
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1883448 1883449 1883450 1883451 1883452 1883453 1883454 1910670
Blocks: 1850259
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Reported: 2020-09-22 11:22 UTC by Prasad J Pandit
Modified: 2021-12-15 12:06 UTC (History)
32 users (show)

Fixed In Version: QEMU 5.1.1
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A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the IDE disk emulator of QEMU. This issue occurs while canceling an I/O operation via the ide_cancel_dma_sync() routine if a block drive pointer is null. This flaw allows a guest user to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service.
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Last Closed: 2021-12-15 12:06:54 UTC


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Description Prasad J Pandit 2020-09-22 11:22:29 UTC
A null pointer dereference issue was found in the IDE disk emulator of QEMU. It could occur while cancelling an i/o operation via ide_cancel_dma_sync() routine, if a block drive pointer is null. A guest may use this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in DoS scenario.

Upstream patch:
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  -> https://lists.nongnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-09/msg01568.html

Comment 1 Prasad J Pandit 2020-09-22 11:22:43 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Sergej Schumilo (Ruhr-University Bochum), Cornelius Aschermann (Ruhr-University Bochum), Simon Wrner (Ruhr-University Bochum)

Comment 3 Prasad J Pandit 2020-09-29 09:12:23 UTC
Created qemu tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1883453]


Created xen tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1883454]

Comment 7 Nick Tait 2021-03-02 20:14:04 UTC
Statement:

In Red Hat OpenStack Platform, because the flaw has a lower impact and the fix would require a substantial amount of development, no update will be provided at this time for the RHOSP qemu-kvm-rhev package.


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