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Bug 617514 - <app-emulation/qemu-2.9.0-r1 CVE-2017-8379 input: host memory leakage via keyboard events
Summary: <app-emulation/qemu-2.9.0-r1 CVE-2017-8379 input: host memory leakage via key...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 616872
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-05-04 18:43 UTC by Volkan
Modified: 2017-05-04 19:10 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Volkan 2017-05-04 18:43:55 UTC
Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the keyboard input event handlers support is
vulnerable to a host memory leakage issue. It could occur if a guest user was
to generate large keyboard events, faster than Qemu could process them.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to exhaust host memory,
resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:

Comment 1 Matthias Maier gentoo-dev 2017-05-04 19:10:53 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 616872 ***