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Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:13:23 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <ppandit@...hat.com>
To: oss security list <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com>
Subject: Re: Re: CVE-2017-16845 Qemu: ps2: information leakage
 via post_load routine

  Hello Ian,

+-- On Tue, 21 Nov 2017, Ian Zimmerman wrote --+
| >   -> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-11/msg02982.html
| 
| Hi, what can I do with these QEMU reports?  I can try to apply the
| patch, but I have no idea if it will work, because I don't know which
| branch or revision it is based on.

  Patch is sent against upstream Qemu git repository(below) and is merged 
after due review on the -devel list.

  -> https://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=summary

| By my unscientific counting, there are only 2 other userspace projects which 
| earn CVEs as frequently as QEMU: openjpeg and graphicsmagick.  In both these 
| cases, starting with the message posted here and following the references, I 
| can quickly locate the actual VC commit (in git and mercurial, respectively) 
| and thus have a sound basis for deciding what to do: patch, wait for an 
| updated distro package, or fork the distro package.
| 
| Is there a reason why that cannot be done with QEMU?

Reviewed patches soon show-up in the above master repository. In this case, it 
so happened that an earlier version v1 of the patch was more acceptable

  -> https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-11/msg02946.html

It should make it upstream soon, I'll update here accordingly.

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