CVE-2015-8701

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2015-12-23
CWE:
CWE-121
Bugzilla:
1286971: CVE-2015-8701 Qemu: net: rocker: stack buffer overflow(off-by-one) in tx_consume routine
An off-by-one vulnerability was discovered in the QEMU emulator built with Rocker-switch emulation support. The flaw occurred when processing transmit(tx) descriptors in the 'tx_consume' routine, if a descriptor had more than the allowed fragments (ROCKER_TX_FRAGS_MAX=16).

Find out more about CVE-2015-8701 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 does not affect the versions of the qemu-kvm packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

This issue does not affect the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 based versions of the qemu-kvm-rhev packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 2.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
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-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 qemu-kvm Not affected
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

Red Hat would like to thank Qinghao Tang of Qihoo 360 for reporting this issue.

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