CVE-2016-9603

Impact:
Important
Public Date:
2017-03-14
IAVA:
2017-A-0072, 2017-B-0035
CWE:
CWE-122
Bugzilla:
1430056: CVE-2016-9603 Qemu: cirrus: heap buffer overflow via vnc connection
A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in QEMU's Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA emulator's VNC display driver support; the issue could occur when a VNC client attempted to update its display after a VGA operation is performed by a guest. A privileged user/process inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the QEMU process.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9603 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

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 5.5
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:A/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Adjacent Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0980 2017-04-18
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0988 2017-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7.0 (Kilo) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0982 2017-04-18
RHEV Agents (vdsm) (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:1205 2017-05-09
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 8.0 (Liberty) (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0983 2017-04-18
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 9.0 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0984 2017-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.0 (Juno) for RHEL 7 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0981 2017-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6 (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:1441 2017-06-14
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2017:0987 2017-04-18
Red Hat Virtualization 4 Management Agent for RHEL 7 Hosts (qemu-kvm-rhev) RHSA-2017:0985 2017-04-18
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (qemu-kvm) RHSA-2017:1206 2017-05-09

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.0 (Ocata) qemu-kvm-rhev Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 xen Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kvm Not affected
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