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Bug 559484 (CVE-2015-5239) - <app-emulation/qemu-2.1.0: vnc infinite loop issue
Summary: <app-emulation/qemu-2.1.0: vnc infinite loop issue
Alias: CVE-2015-5239
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [upstream/ebuild]
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-09-03 08:51 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2015-09-07 05:05 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-09-03 08:51:11 UTC
From ${URL} :

Qemu emulator built with the VNC display driver is vulnerable to an infinite 
loop issue. It could occur while processing a CLIENT_CUT_TEXT message with 
specially crafted payload message.

A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process on the 
host, resulting in DoS.

Upstream fix:

@maintainer(s): after the bump, in case we need to stabilize the package, please let us know if it is ready for the stabilization or not.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2015-09-07 05:05:58 UTC
that fix is in qemu-2.1.0.  not sure why they've gone and posted an announce now (over a year later) and requested a CVE for it.