CVE-2016-1714

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2016-01-05
CWE:
CWE-125
Bugzilla:
1296060: CVE-2016-1714 Qemu: nvram: OOB r/w access in processing firmware configurations
An out-of-bounds read/write flaw was discovered in the way QEMU's Firmware Configuration device emulation processed certain firmware configurations. A privileged (CAP_SYS_RAWIO) guest user could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process instance or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the QEMU process.

Find out more about CVE-2016-1714 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.9
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0085 2016-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2016:0083 2016-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0087 2016-01-28
RHEV Agents (vdsm) (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0081 2016-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0086 2016-01-28
RHEV Power Host (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0084 2016-01-28
Red Hat Virtualization 4 Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0084 2016-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2016:0088 2016-01-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2016:0082 2016-01-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) qemu-kvm-rhev Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting this issue.
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