Windows virtual machine crashes with blue screen of death (BSOD) while using remote desktop protocol to connect the VM

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Windows virtual machine in RHEV environment crashes with blue screen of death (BSOD).
VM uses VirtIO network interface card. AS method of connecting the VM we use remote desktop protocol (RDP).

The main issue:
Network card driver is outdated and while RDP connection is being established, the VM network interface performs
invalid write to memory of host it runs on. The invalid write to memory is not allowed to be done by qemu-kvm on host
which results in memory write fault to be seen within the VM. This results into VM crash or BSOD being displayed.


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV) - any version
VirtIO drivers - virtio-win - versions older than virtio-win-1.5.3-1
Windows operating system in virtual machine
Remote Desktop Protocol selected as console of the VM (Virtual Machine)

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