CVE-2015-8567

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-12-02
CWE:
CWE-401
Bugzilla:
1289816: CVE-2015-8567 CVE-2015-8568 Qemu: net: vmxnet3: host memory leakage
A memory-leak flaw was found in the QEMU emulator built with VMWARE VMXNET3 paravirtual NIC emulator support. The flaw occurred when a guest repeatedly tried to activate the VMXNET3 device. A privileged guest attacker could use this flaw to leak host memory, resulting in denial of service on the host.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8567 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 Low 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 2.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
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 Qinghao Tang of QIHU 360 Marvel Team.

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