CVE-2015-8701

NameCVE-2015-8701
DescriptionQEMU (aka Quick Emulator) built with the Rocker switch emulation support is vulnerable to an off-by-one error. It happens while processing transmit (tx) descriptors in 'tx_consume' routine, if a descriptor was to have more than allowed (ROCKER_TX_FRAGS_MAX=16) fragments. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to cause memory leakage on the host or crash the QEMU process instance resulting in DoS issue.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs809313

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)jessie, jessie (lts)1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u23fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u17fixed
stretch (lts), stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u19fixed
buster1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8fixed
buster (security)1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u12fixed
bullseye1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u3fixed
bullseye (security)1:5.2+dfsg-11+deb11u2fixed
bookworm1:7.2+dfsg-7+deb12u6fixed
trixie1:8.2.4+ds-1fixed
sid1:9.0.1+ds-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusourcesqueeze(not affected)
qemusourcewheezy(not affected)
qemusourcejessie(not affected)
qemusource(unstable)1:2.5+dfsg-3809313
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(not affected)

Notes

[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
[wheezy] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
[squeeze] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
- qemu-kvm <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced after qemu 2.3)
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/28/6

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