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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2382

Original release date: 12/24/2008
Last revised: 03/07/2011


The protocol_client_msg function in vnc.c in the VNC server in (1) Qemu 0.9.1 and earlier and (2) KVM kvm-79 and earlier allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a certain message.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/05/2009)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the version of the Xen package as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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External Source: SREASON
Name: 4803
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33293
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 32910
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3488
External Source: XF
Name: qemu-kvm-protocolclientmsg-dos(47561)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33568
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021488
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:008
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-3489
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-776-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33303
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 34642
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1021489
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-11705
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.coresecurity.com/content/vnc-remote-dos
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20081222 CORE-2008-1210: Qemu and KVM VNC server remote DoS
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35062
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 33350
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:002

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:79 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:78
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:77
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:76
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:75
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:74
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:73
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:72
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:71
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:70
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:69
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:68
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:67
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:66
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:65
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:64
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:63
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:62
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:61
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:60
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:59
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:58
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:57
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:56
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:55
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:54
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:53
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:52
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:51
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:50
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:49
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:48
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:47
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:46
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:45
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:44
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:43
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:42
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:41
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:40
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:39
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:38
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:37
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:36
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:35
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:34
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:33
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:32
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:31
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:30
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:29
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:28
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:27
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:26
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:25
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:24
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:23
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:22
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:21
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:20
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:19
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:18
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:17
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:16
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:15
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:14
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:13
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:12
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:11
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:10
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:9
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:8
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:7
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:6
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:5
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:4
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:3
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:2
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:1
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.9.0
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.8.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.8.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.8.0
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.7.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.7.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.7.0
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.6.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.6.0
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.5
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.4
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.3
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.5.0
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.4.3
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.4.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.4.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.4
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.9.1 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.3
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.2
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.5
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.6
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.3
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu:0.1.4

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)