Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:53:41 +0200 From: Petr Matousek <pmatouse@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: CVE request: qemu-kvm: OOB memory access caused by negative vq notifies The virtio_queue_notify() function checks that the virtqueue number is less than the maximum number of virtqueues. A signed comparison is used but the virtqueue number could be negative if a buggy or malicious guest is run. This results in memory accesses outside of the virtqueue array. To trigger this issue the attacker needs to issue 32bit write to Queue Notify field of Virtio Header in the virtio pci config space even though the field is 16bit only by specs. Qemu-kvm allows that for the moment and provides whole 32bit value to the underlying functions. Unprivileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest (denial of service) or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host. Upstream patch: http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/94604/ References: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=717399 http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/94604/ Thanks, -- Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team
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