CVE-2016-6836

Impact:
Low
Public Date:
2016-08-11
CWE:
CWE-200
Bugzilla:
1366369: CVE-2016-6836 Qemu: net: vmxnet: Information leakage in vmxnet3_complete_packet
Quick Emulator (QEMU) built with the VMWARE VMXNET3 NIC device support is vulnerable to an information leakage issue. The vulnerability could occur while processing the transmit(tx) queue when it reaches the end of a packet. A privileged user inside guest could use this vulnerability to leak host memory bytes to a guest.

Find out more about CVE-2016-6836 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 2.4
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:N/A:N
Attack Vector Adjacent Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required High
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 qemu-kvm-rhev Will not fix
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 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank Li Qiang (Qihoo 360 Inc.) for reporting this issue.

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