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Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2020 17:16:46 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
cc: Gaoning Pan <>
Subject: CVE-2020-27617 QEMU: net: an assert failure via eth_get_gso_type


An assert(3) failure issue was found in the networking helper functions of 
QEMU. It could occur in the eth_get_gso_type() routine, if a packet does not 
have a valid networking L3 protocol (ex. IPv4, IPv6) value. A guest user may 
use this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in DoS scenario.

Upstream patch:

This issue was reported by Gaoning Pan of Zhejiang University.

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
8685 545E B54C 486B C6EB 271E E285 8B5A F050 DE8D

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