CVE-2015-8568

MEDIUM

Description

Memory leak in QEMU, when built with a VMWARE VMXNET3 paravirtual NIC emulator support, allows local guest users to cause a denial of service (host memory consumption) by trying to activate the vmxnet3 device repeatedly.

References

http://www.debian.org/security/2016/dsa-3471

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/15/10

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/79721

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1289816

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-12/msg02299.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201602-01

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-04-11

Updated: 2017-11-04

Type: CWE-119

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.7

Vector: (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 1.1

Severity: MEDIUM