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CVE-2016-6836 Detail

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.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  12/09/2016

Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 6.0 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 4.0
Exploitability Score: 1.5


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

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

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


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

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=fdda170e50b8af062cf5741e12c4fb5e57a2eacf Issue Tracking Patch
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/11/5 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2016/08/18/5 Mailing List Third Party Advisory
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/92444 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2016-08/msg02108.html Patch Vendor Advisory
https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201609-01

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Leak / Disclosure (CWE-200)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
cpe:2.3:a:qemu:qemu:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2016-6836
NVD Published Date:
12/09/2016
NVD Last Modified:
06/30/2017