Bochs floppy disk controller denial of service
|bochs-floppy-disk-dos (34513)||Medium Risk|
Bochs is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a divide-by-zero error in the emulated floppy disk controller. A local attacker could exploit this vulnerability to stop the bochs process, resulting in a denial of service.
Denial of Service
For Gentoo Linux (bochs):
Refer to GLSA 200711-21 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.
- boch's Web site: bochs: The Open Source IA-31 Emulation Project (Home Page).
- Tavis Ormandy White paper: An Empirical Study into the Security Exposures to Hosts of Hostile Virtualized Environments.
- BID-24246: Bochs Buffer Overflow and Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities
- CVE-2007-2894: The emulated floppy disk controller in Bochs 2.3 allows local users of the guest operating system to cause a denial of service (virtual machine crash) via unspecified vectors, resulting in a divide-by-zero error.
- GLSA-200711-21: Bochs: Multiple vulnerabilities
- OSVDB ID: 42119: Bochs Emulated Floppy Disk Controller Unspecified Divide-By-Zero Local DoS
- SA25470: Bochs NE2000 RX Frame Overflow and Disk Controller Denial of Service
- Bochs Project Bochs 2.3 and prior
- Gentoo Linux
May 01, 2007
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