A security issue has been reported in QEMU, which can be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The security issue is caused due to an infinite loop within the "protocol_client_msg()" function in vnc.c when processing certain "SetEncodings" messages. This can be exploited to cause a high CPU load by sending specially crafted messages to a vulnerable host.
The security issue is reported in version 0.9.1 and prior. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: QEMU VNC "protocol_client_msg()" Denial of Service
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