CVE-2016-1981

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-01-19
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1298570: CVE-2016-1981 Qemu: net: e1000 infinite loop in start_xmit and e1000_receive_iov routines
An infinite loop flaw was found in the way QEMU's e1000 NIC emulation implementation processed data using transmit or receive descriptors under certain conditions. A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU instance.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1981 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the versions of kvm and xen packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This issue affects the versions of the qemu-kvm packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

This issue affects the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 based versions of qemu-kvm-rhev packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.

This issue affect 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

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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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2016:2585 2016-11-03
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.
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