CVE-2016-2198

medium
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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: 2020-11-10

Type: CWE-476

Risk Information

CVSS v2

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

Base Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS:3.1/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

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
117351Debian DLA-1497-1 : qemu security update (Spectre)NessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
93180SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2016:1785-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93170SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:1703-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93169SUSE SLES11 Security Update : kvm (SUSE-SU-2016:1698-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
92201Fedora 23 : 2:qemu (2016-f2b1f07256)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
92135Fedora 22 : 2:qemu (2016-a3298e39f7)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
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
90478openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-439)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90396SUSE SLED11 / SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:0955-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90339GLSA-201604-01 : QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
high
90260openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-413)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90186SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:0873-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
90045Fedora 23 : xen-4.5.2-9.fc23 (2016-f4504e9445)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
90036Fedora 22 : xen-4.5.2-9.fc22 (2016-38b20aa50f)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
88576Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2891-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
high