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889301: CVE-2012-6075 qemu: e1000 driver buffer overflow when processing large packets when SBP and LPE flags are disabled

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the e1000_receive function in the e1000 device driver (hw/e1000.c) in QEMU 1.3.0-rc2 and other versions, when the SBP and LPE flags are disabled, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) and possibly execute arbitrary guest code via a large packet.

Find out more about CVE-2012-6075 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
OpenStack Folsom (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2013:0639 2013-03-12
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (xen) RHSA-2013:0599 2013-03-06
RHEV Agents (vdsm) (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2013:0610 2013-03-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2013:0609 2013-03-07
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization 5 (xen) RHSA-2013:0599 2013-03-06
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization 5 (kvm) RHSA-2013:0608 2013-03-07
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2013:0636 2013-03-13

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Affected


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