CVE-2016-6836

MEDIUM
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Description

The vmxnet3_complete_packet function in hw/net/vmxnet3.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to obtain sensitive host memory information by leveraging failure to initialize the txcq_descr object.

References

http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=fdda170e50b8af062cf5741e12c4fb5e57a2eacf

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/11/5

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/18/5

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92444

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00038.html

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-08/msg02108.html

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

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2016-12-10

Updated: 2020-10-15

Type: CWE-665

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 2.1

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

Impact Score: 2.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: LOW

CVSS v3

Base Score: 6

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

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 1.5

Severity: MEDIUM

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:qemu:qemu:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 2.7.1 (inclusive)

Configuration 2

OR

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

Tenable Plugins

View all (15 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
119310Debian DLA-1599-1 : qemu security updateNessusDebian Local Security Checks
critical
96782Fedora 24 : 2:qemu (2017-12394e2cc7)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
96677Fedora 25 : 2:qemu (2017-b953d4d3a4)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
high
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
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