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Date: Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:15:37 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Jason Wang <>
Subject: CVE request Qemu: net: virtio-net possible remote DoS


Qemu emulator built with the Virtual Network Device(virtio-net) support is 
vulnerable to a DoS issue. It could occur while receiving large packets over 
the tuntap/macvtap interfaces and when guest's virtio-net driver did not 
support big/mergeable receive buffers.

An attacker on the local network could use this flaw to disable guest's
networking by sending a large number of jumbo frames to the guest, exhausting
all receive buffers and thus leading to a DoS situation.

Upstream fixes:

[PATCH 3/3] above fixes this issue by discarding the used descriptors.

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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