CVE-2015-8568

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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: 2020-09-10

Type: CWE-772

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

Base Score: 6.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 2

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:qemu:qemu:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.5.1 (inclusive)

Configuration 2

OR

cpe:2.3:o:debian:debian_linux:8.0:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Tenable Plugins

View all (19 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
135559EulerOS 2.0 SP3 : qemu-kvm (EulerOS-SA-2020-1430)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
131585EulerOS 2.0 SP2 : qemu-kvm (EulerOS-SA-2019-2431)NessusHuawei Local Security Checks
critical
94000openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-1170) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93170SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:1703-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91980openSUSE Security Update : qemu (openSUSE-2016-839)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91660SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:1560-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
91249SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:1318-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90396SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:0955-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90186SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:0873-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
89624Fedora 22 : xen-4.5.2-7.fc22 (2016-e1784417af)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
89526Fedora 23 : qemu-2.4.1-6.fc23 (2016-42778e8c82)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
89503Fedora 23 : xen-4.5.2-7.fc23 (2016-2c15b72b01)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
89498Fedora 22 : qemu-2.3.1-11.fc22 (2016-275e9ff483)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
88630Debian DSA-3471-1 : qemu - security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
88587GLSA-201602-01 : QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilities (Venom)NessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
88576Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2891-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high
88126openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-36)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
88125openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-35)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
87700FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in VMWARE VMXNET3 NIC support (9ad8993e-b1ba-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)NessusFreeBSD Local Security Checks
high