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Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2020 10:25:43 +0200
From: Mauro Matteo Cascella <>
Cc: Alexander Bulekov <>, ziming zhang <>
Subject: CVE-2020-16092 QEMU: reachable assertion failure in
 net_tx_pkt_add_raw_fragment() in hw/net/net_tx_pkt.c


An assertion failure issue was found in QEMU in the network packet
processing component. This issue affects the "e1000e" and "vmxnet3"
network devices. This flaw allows a malicious guest user or process to
abort the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service

Upstream patch:

This flaw was independently reported by Alexander Bulekov and Ziming
Zhang (both CC'd).
CVE-2020-16092 requested and assigned via MITRE form:


Mauro Matteo Cascella, Red Hat Product Security
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