This security advisory describes one medium risk vulnerability.
CWE-617 - Reachable Assertion
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to perform a denial of service (DoS) attack.
The vulnerability exists due to a reachable assertion within the eth_get_gso_type() function in net/eth.c in QEMU. A remote user with access to guest operating system can send specially crafted packet data that lacks a valid Layer 3 protocol, trigger an assertion failure and crash the QEMU process.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).
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.