CVE-2016-2198

LOW

Description

QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) built with the USB EHCI emulation support is vulnerable to a null pointer dereference flaw. It could occur when an application attempts to write to EHCI capabilities registers. A privileged user inside quest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process instance resulting in DoS.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/29/6

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/01/30/2

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1301643

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00007.html

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-01/msg05899.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201604-01

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-12-29

Updated: 2018-09-07

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: MEDIUM