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vulnerability alert CVE-2017-9373

QEMU: memory leak via the AHCI emulation

Synthesis of the vulnerability

A privileged attacker, inside a guest system, can create a memory leak via the AHCI emulation in QEMU, in order to trigger a denial of service on the host system.
Impacted products: Debian, openSUSE Leap, QEMU, RHEL, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SLES, Ubuntu, WindRiver Linux.
Severity: 2/4.
Creation date: 06/06/2017.
Identifiers: CVE-2017-9373, DSA-3920-1, openSUSE-SU-2017:1872-1, RHSA-2017:2392-01, SUSE-SU-2017:1774-1, USN-3414-1, USN-3414-2, VIGILANCE-VUL-22901.

Description of the vulnerability

A privileged attacker, inside a guest system, can create a memory leak via the AHCI emulation in QEMU, in order to trigger a denial of service on the host system.
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