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Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2019 15:35:59 +0530 (IST)
From: P J P <>
To: oss security list <>
Subject: CVE-2018-20815 QEMU: device_tree: heap buffer overflow while loading
 device tree blob


A heap buffer overflow issue was found in the load_device_tree() function of 
QEMU, which is invoked to load device tree blob at boot time. It occurs due to 
device tree size manipulation before buffer allocation, which could overflow a 
signed int type.

A user/process could use this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code on a 
host system with privileges of the QEMU process.

Upstream patch:

'CVE-2018-20815' assigned via ->

Thank you.
Prasad J Pandit / Red Hat Product Security Team
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