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Bug 569300 (CVE-2015-8619) - <app-emulation/qemu-2.5.0-r2: hmp: stack based OOB write in hmp_sendkey routine (CVE-2015-8619)
Summary: <app-emulation/qemu-2.5.0-r2: hmp: stack based OOB write in hmp_sendkey routi...
Alias: CVE-2015-8619
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B3 [glsa cve]
Depends on: 578044
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Reported: 2015-12-23 08:06 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2016-04-02 18:27 UTC (History)
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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2015-12-23 08:06:00 UTC
From ${URL} :

Qemu emulator built with the Human Monitor Interface(HMP) support is vulnerable to an OOB write 
issue. It occurs while processing 'sendkey' command in hmp_sendkey routine, if the command argument 
is longer than the 'keyname_buf' buffer size.

A user/process could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process instance 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 2 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2016-03-23 05:25:42 UTC
this is in qemu-2.5.0-r2 and is fine for stable
Comment 3 Aaron Bauman Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2016-03-23 06:12:21 UTC
Added to existing GLSA.
Comment 4 Yury German Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev 2016-04-02 17:14:44 UTC
Clean as part of bug #567420
Comment 5 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2016-04-02 18:27:21 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201604-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Yury German (BlueKnight).