#VU45985 Out-of-bounds write

Published: 2020-09-21

Vulnerability identifier: #VU45985

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3: 8.5 [CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:P/RL:U/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-14364


Exploitation vector: Local network

Exploit availability: Yes

Vulnerable software: QEMU
Client/Desktop applications / Virtualization software

Vendor: QEMU


The vulnerability allows a remote user to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to a boundary error within the USB emulator in QEMU. A remote user with access to guest operating system on the guest operating system can send specially crafted USB packets, trigger out-of-bounds write and execute arbitrary code on the host system.

Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

QEMU: 4.0.0, 4.0.1, 4.1.0, 4.1.1, 4.2.0, 4.2.1, 5.0.0, 5.1.0


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the local network (LAN).

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, proof of concept for this vulnerability is available.

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