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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-1981) ELSA-2016-2585: qemu-kvm security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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Oracle Linux: (CVE-2016-1981) ELSA-2016-2585: qemu-kvm security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
11/09/2016
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/09/2016
Modified
05/07/2019

Description

QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) built with the e1000 NIC emulation support is vulnerable to an infinite loop issue. It could occur while processing data via transmit or receive descriptors, provided the initial receive/transmit descriptor head (TDH/RDH) is set outside the allocated descriptor buffer. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU instance resulting in DoS.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-qemu-img
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-qemu-kvm
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-qemu-kvm-common
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-qemu-kvm-tools

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