A flaw was found in the USB redirector device (usb-redir) of QEMU. Small USB packets are combined into a single, large transfer request, to reduce the overhead and improve performance. The combined size of the bulk transfer is used to dynamically allocate a variable length array (VLA) on the stack without proper validation. Since the total size is not bounded, a malicious guest could use this flaw to influence the array length and cause the QEMU process to perform an excessive allocation on the stack, resulting in a denial of service.
|https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2021/05/05/5||Mailing List Patch Third Party Advisory|
|https://gitlab.com/qemu-project/qemu/-/commit/05a40b172e4d691371534828078be47e7fff524c||Patch Third Party Advisory|
|https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1955695||Issue Tracking Patch Third Party Advisory|
|https://gitlab.com/qemu-project/qemu/-/commit/7ec54f9eb62b5d177e30eb8b1cad795a5f8d8986||Patch Third Party Advisory|
|https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20210708-0008/||Third Party Advisory|
|https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/09/msg00000.html||Mailing List Third Party Advisory|