Denial of service in QEMU

Published: 2020-10-13
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-24352
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor QEMU

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.

1) Out-of-bounds write

EUVDB-ID: #VU47531

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-24352

CWE-ID: CWE-787 - Out-of-bounds Write

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the ATI VGA device implementation of the QEMU emulator incide of the ati_2d_blt() routine while handling MMIO write operations through the ati_mm_write() callback. A local privileged user on a guest operating system can run a specially crafted program to trigger out-of-bounds write and crash the QEMU process.


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Vulnerable software versions

QEMU: 4.0.0 - 4.2.1

CPE2.3 External links

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