CVE-2021-20257

NameCVE-2021-20257
DescriptionAn infinite loop flaw was found in the e1000 NIC emulator of the QEMU. This issue occurs while processing transmits (tx) descriptors in process_tx_desc if various descriptor fields are initialized with invalid values. This flaw allows a guest to consume CPU cycles on the host, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-2623-1, DLA-3099-1, ELA-392-1
Debian Bugs984450

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
qemusourcejessie1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u20ELA-392-1
qemusourcestretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u14DLA-2623-1
qemusourcebuster1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u9DLA-3099-1
qemusource(unstable)1:5.2+dfsg-9984450

Notes

[bullseye] - qemu <postponed> (Minor issue)
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2021-02/msg03595.html
https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=3de46e6fc489c52c9431a8a832ad8170a7569bd8

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