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CVE-2016-6833 Detail

Current 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.

Source:  MITRE
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 0.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): High
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Partial
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=6c352ca9b4ee3e1e286ea9e8434bd8e69ac7d0d8 Issue Tracking Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/12/1 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/18/3 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/93255 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/09/msg00007.html
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-08/msg01602.html Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201609-01

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:qemu:qemu:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6833
NVD Published Date:
12/09/2016
NVD Last Modified:
09/07/2018