CVE-2017-8379

MEDIUM

Description

Memory leak in the keyboard input event handlers support in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS privileged users to cause a denial of service (host memory consumption) by rapidly generating large keyboard events.

References

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2017/05/03/2

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/98277

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:2408

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

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2017-04/msg05599.html

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201706-03

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2017-05-23

Updated: 2018-09-07

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 3.9

Severity: MEDIUM

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Impact Score: 4

Exploitability Score: 2

Severity: MEDIUM