Denial of service in QEMU



Published: 2020-02-21
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-1711
CWE-ID CWE-122
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
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QEMU
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor QEMU

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Heap-based buffer overflow

EUVDB-ID: #VU25510

Risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.6 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-1711

CWE-ID: CWE-122 - Heap-based Buffer Overflow

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error in the way the iSCSI Block driver handles a response coming from an iSCSI server while checking the status of a Logical Address Block (LBA) in an "iscsi_co_block_status()" routine. A remote authenticated attacker can trigger heap-based buffer overflow and cause a denial of service condition or potentially execute arbitrary code with privileges of the QEMU process on the host.


Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

QEMU: 2.12.0 - 4.2.0


CPE2.3 External links

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2020-1711
http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2020-01/msg05535.html
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/01/23/3

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?

The attacker would have to trick the victim to open a a specially crafted file.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.



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