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CVE-2012-0029 Detail


Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/27/2012

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CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.4 HIGH
(AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
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CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Local network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name;a=log;h=refs/heads/stable-1.0 External Source CONFIRM;a=log;h=refs/heads/stable-1.0 External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2012-8604 External Source SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1320 External Source SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:0207 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:0370 External Source REDHAT RHSA-2012:0050 External Source BID 51642 External Source UBUNTU USN-1339-1 External Source MISC External Source XF qemu-processtxdesc-bo(72656)

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