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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4539

Original release date: 12/29/2008
Last revised: 05/16/2009


Heap-based buffer overflow in the Cirrus VGA implementation in (1) KVM before kvm-82 and (2) QEMU on Debian GNU/Linux and Ubuntu might allow local users to gain privileges by using the VNC console for a connection, aka the LGD-54XX "bitblt" heap overflow. NOTE: this issue exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2007-1320.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-11705
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-776-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.dk/?p=qemu.git;a=commitdiff;h=65d35a09979e63541afc5bfc595b9f1b1b4ae069
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=466890
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2009:008
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=237342
External Source: MLIST
Name: [debian-devel-changes] 20081101 Accepted qemu 0.9.1+svn20081101-1 (source amd64)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/jaunty/+source/qemu/0.9.1+svn20081112-1ubuntu1
External Source: XF
Name: qemu-kvm-cirrusvga-bo(47736)
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448525
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1799
External Source: MLIST
Name: [cvs-all] 20081102 cvs commit: ports/emulators/qemu Makefile ports/emulators/qemu/files patch-CVE-2008-4539 ports/emulators/qemu-devel Makefile ports/emulators/qemu-devel/files patch-CVE-2008-4539
External Source: MLIST
Name: [secure-testing-commits] 20081103 r10251 - data/CVE
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://svn.savannah.gnu.org/viewvc/?view=rev&root=qemu&revision=5587

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:79
* 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:80
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:81 and previous versions
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:64
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:65
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:66
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:67
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:68
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:69
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:7
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:71
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:70
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:72
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:62
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:63
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:6
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:55
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:56
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:57
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:58
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:59
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:60
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:61
* 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:53
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:52
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:51
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:50
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:5
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:54
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:37
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:41
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:4
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:40
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:39
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:38
* 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:32
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:33
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:30
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:31
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:36
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:34
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:35
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:3
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:28
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:29
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:20
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:24
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:21
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:25
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:22
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:19
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:2
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:23
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:26
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:27
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:12
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:13
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:10
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:11
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:18
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:1
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:16
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:17
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:14
* cpe:/a:kvm_qumranet:kvm:15
* cpe:/a:qemu:qemu
+ OR

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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