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Bug 601830 (CVE-2016-9846) - <app-emulation/qemu-2.8.0: display: virtio-gpu: memory leakage while updating cursor (CVE-2016-9846)
Summary: <app-emulation/qemu-2.8.0: display: virtio-gpu: memory leakage while updating...
Alias: CVE-2016-9846
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal minor (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: B4 [glsa cve]
Depends on: CVE-2016-9907 604010
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Reported: 2016-12-06 16:19 UTC by Agostino Sarubbo
Modified: 2017-01-23 03:07 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Agostino Sarubbo gentoo-dev 2016-12-06 16:19:12 UTC
From ${URL} :

Quick Emulator built with the Virtio GPU Device emulator support is vulnerable 
to a memory leakage issue. It could occur while updating the cursor data in 

A guest user/process could use this flaw to leak host memory bytes, resulting 
in DoS for a host.

Upstream patch:

@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 2016-12-29 19:33:05 UTC
this is in the 2.8.0 release
Comment 2 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-01 18:58:59 UTC
Stabilization will be happen as part of bug 601824.
Comment 3 Thomas Deutschmann (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2017-01-21 22:47:49 UTC
Added to an existing GLSA request.
Comment 4 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2017-01-23 03:07:14 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201701-49 at
by GLSA coordinator Aaron Bauman (b-man).