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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   QEMU Vendors:
QEMU Memory Access Error in VIRTIO_GPU_CMD_SET_SCANOUT Command Lets Local Users on a Guest System Cause Denial of Service Conditions on the Host System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1037526
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-10029   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 23 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in QEMU. A local user on the guest system can cause denial of service conditions on the host system.

A local user on the guest system can supply a specially crafted VIRTIO_GPU_CMD_SET_SCANOUT command to cause the Qemu process to crash.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can cause denial of service conditions on the host system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:;a=commit;h=acfc4846508a02cc4c83aa27799fd7;a=commit;h=2fe760554eb3769d70f608a158474f

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (Any), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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