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CVE-2023-3494 Detail

Description

The fwctl driver implements a state machine which is executed when a bhyve guest accesses certain x86 I/O ports. The interface lets the guest copy a string into a buffer resident in the bhyve process' memory. A bug in the state machine implementation can result in a buffer overflowing when copying this string. Malicious, privileged software running in a guest VM can exploit the buffer overflow to achieve code execution on the host in the bhyve userspace process, which typically runs as root, mitigated by the capabilities assigned through the Capsicum sandbox available to the bhyve process.


Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score:  8.8 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-23:07.bhyve.asc Vendor Advisory 
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20230831-0006/

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') cwe source acceptance level NIST   Reference acceptance level FreeBSD  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2023-3494
NVD Published Date:
08/01/2023
NVD Last Modified:
08/31/2023
Source:
FreeBSD