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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 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
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (xen) RHSA-2012:0370 2012-03-07
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2012:0109 2012-02-15
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2012:0050 2012-01-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization 5 (xen) RHSA-2012:0370 2012-03-07
RHEV Agents (VDSM) RHSA-2012:0168 2012-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization 5 (kvm) RHSA-2012:0051 2012-01-23


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

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