CVE-2016-9386

MEDIUM

Description

The x86 emulator in Xen does not properly treat x86 NULL segments as unusable when accessing memory, which might allow local HVM guest users to gain privileges via vectors involving "unexpected" base/limit values.

References

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/94471

http://www.securitytracker.com/id/1037340

http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-191.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-56

https://support.citrix.com/article/CTX218775

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-01-23

Updated: 2017-07-01

Type: CWE-264

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Impact Score: 6.4

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Impact Score: 5.9

Exploitability Score: 1.8

Severity: HIGH