CVE-2020-27821

NameCVE-2020-27821
DescriptionA flaw was found in the memory management API of QEMU during the initialization of a memory region cache. This issue could lead to an out-of-bounds write access to the MSI-X table while performing MMIO operations. A guest user may abuse this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service. This flaw affects QEMU versions prior to 5.2.0.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-3099-1
Debian Bugs977616

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+deb10u8vulnerable
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
qemusourcejessie(not affected)
qemusourcestretch(not affected)
qemusourcebuster1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u9DLA-3099-1
qemusource(unstable)1:5.2+dfsg-3977616

Notes

[stretch] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1902651
https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=4bfb024bc76973d40a359476dc0291f46e435442
Introduced by: https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commitdiff;h=48564041a73adbbff52834f9edbe3806fceefab7 (v3.0)
[jessie] - qemu <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced later)

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