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Date: Wed, 3 May 2017 14:22:50 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Jiangxin <>
Subject: CVE-2017-8379 Qemu: input: host memory lekage via keyboard


Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the keyboard input event handlers support is 
vulnerable to a host memory leakage issue. It could occur if a guest user was 
to generate large keyboard events, faster than Qemu could process them.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to exhaust host memory, 
resulting in DoS.

Upstream patch:


This issue was reported by Jiang Xin (PSIRT Huawei Inc.)

'CVE-2017-8379' allocated via ->

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