Vulnerability identifier: #VU48761
Vulnerability risk: Medium
Exploitation vector: Local network
Exploit availability: No
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.
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Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the local network (LAN).
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.