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1064440: CVE-2014-0077 kernel: vhost-net: insufficiency in handling of big packets in handle_rx()

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

drivers/vhost/net.c in the Linux kernel before 3.13.10, when mergeable buffers are disabled, does not properly validate packet lengths, which allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and host OS crash) or possibly gain privileges on the host OS via crafted packets, related to the handle_rx and get_rx_bufs functions.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0077 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue does not affect Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 5.5
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:C
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.3 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0593 2014-06-03
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0475 2014-05-07
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2014:0629 2014-06-05
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 6.4 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0634 2014-06-04

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Michael S. Tsirkin of Red Hat.
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