CVE-2016-4037

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-04-18
CWE:
CWE-835
Bugzilla:
1325129: CVE-2016-4037 Qemu: usb: Infinite loop vulnerability in usb_ehci using siTD process

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ehci_advance_state function in hw/usb/hcd-ehci.c in QEMU allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and CPU consumption) via a circular split isochronous transfer descriptor (siTD) list, a related issue to CVE-2015-8558.

Find out more about CVE-2016-4037 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently
planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer
to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse):
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7:
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty):
This vulnerability has been rated as having a security impact of Low. After evaluation and in accordance with the criteria noted in the product support life cycle, there are no plans to address this issue in an upcoming release. Please contact Red Hat Support for further information.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.3
Base Metrics AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Adjacent Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 qemu-kvm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 qemu-kvm Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected
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 Du Shaobo (Qihoo 360) for reporting this issue.
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