CVE-2015-8504

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-12-03
CWE:
CWE-369
Bugzilla:
1289541: CVE-2015-8504 Qemu: ui: vnc: avoid floating point exception
An arithmetic-exception flaw was found in the QEMU emulator built with VNC display-driver support. The VNC server incorrectly handled 'SetPixelFormat' messages sent from clients. A privileged remote client could use this flaw to crash the guest resulting in denial of service.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8504 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of the kvm and xen packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue does not affect the versions of the qemu-kvm packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, and the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 based versions of qemu-kvm-rhev packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.

This issue affects the versions of the qemu-kvm packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

This issue affects the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 based versions of the qemu-kvm-rhev packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.

This has been rated as having Moderate security impact and is not currently
planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 6.3
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

Find out more about Red Hat support for the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS).

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 qemu-kvm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 qemu-kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected

Acknowledgements

This issue was discovered by Lian Yihan of Qihoo 360 Inc.

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