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Impact: Important
Public: 2012-01-23
CWE: CWE-228->CWE-119
Bugzilla: 772075: CVE-2012-0029 qemu: e1000: process_tx_desc legacy mode packets heap overflow


The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.

Find out more about CVE-2012-0029 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.4
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Complete
Integrity Impact: Complete
Availability Impact: Complete

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEL Virtualization version 5 (kvm) RHSA-2012:0051 January 23, 2012
RHEL Virtualization version 5 (xen) RHSA-2012:0370 March 07, 2012
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 (rhev-hypervisor5) RHSA-2012:0168 February 21, 2012
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2012:0109 February 15, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (xen) RHSA-2012:0370 March 07, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2012:0050 January 23, 2012

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Nicolae Mogoreanu for reporting this issue.

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