CVE-2016-6833

MEDIUM
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Description

Use-after-free vulnerability in the vmxnet3_io_bar0_write function in hw/net/vmxnet3.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (QEMU instance crash) by leveraging failure to check if the device is active.

References

http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=6c352ca9b4ee3e1e286ea9e8434bd8e69ac7d0d8

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/12/1

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/18/3

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93255

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

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-08/msg01602.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201609-01

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-12-10

Updated: 2020-10-15

Type: CWE-416

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: 4.4

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

Impact Score: 3.6

Exploitability Score: 0.8

Severity: MEDIUM

Tenable Plugins

View all (12 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
117351Debian DLA-1497-1 : qemu security update (Spectre)NessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
94758SUSE SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:2781-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
94669Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-3125-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
critical
94309openSUSE Security Update : qemu (openSUSE-2016-1234)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
94277SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:2589-1)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
94269SUSE SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2533-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
94122Fedora 24 : 2:qemu (2016-a56fb613a8)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
critical
94038SUSE SLES11 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2507-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
94000openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-1170) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93999openSUSE Security Update : xen (openSUSE-2016-1169) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
critical
93935SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : xen (SUSE-SU-2016:2473-1) (Bunker Buster)NessusSuSE Local Security Checks
high
93697GLSA-201609-01 : QEMU: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical