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Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 23:57:20 +0300
From: Solar Designer <>
Subject: Re: VENOM - CVE-2015-3456

On Wed, May 13, 2015 at 12:22:19PM +0000, Jason Geffner wrote:
> VENOM, CVE-2015-3456, is a security vulnerability in the virtual floppy drive code used by many computer virtualization platforms.

Some bits of contemporary history, off Twitter:

<nelhage> All I have to say about VENOM is that I was exploiting obsolete hardware in qemu years before it was cool.
<solardiz> @nelhage I think @taviso was there first, with emulated Cirrus Logic VGA (CVE-2007-1320) and NE2000 vulns in QEMU.


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