Fabrice Bellard QEMU ne2000_receive infinite loop

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A vulnerability was found in Fabrice Bellard QEMU (Virtualization Software) (unknown version). It has been rated as problematic. This issue affects the function ne2000_receive. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-835. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was published 09/15/2015 as confirmed mailinglist post (oss-sec). The advisory is shared at seclists.org. The identification of this vulnerability is CVE-2015-5278 since 07/01/2015. The exploitation is known to be easy. Access to the local network is required for this attack. No form of authentication is needed for a successful exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 86490 (SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2015:1782-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168775 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for xen (SUSE-SU-2016:1154-1)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published 2 weeks after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 76747), X-Force (106361), Vulnerability Center (SBV-54495) and Tenable (86490). Similar entries are available at 13216, 13276, 13279 and 13280.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.8

VulDB Base Score: 4.3
VulDB Temp Score: 3.8
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-835
ATT&CK: T1499

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Remote: Partially

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 86490
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2015:1782-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2015-16369
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09/15/2015 +76 days 🔍
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Vendor: https://bellard.org/

Advisory: seclists.org
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2015-5278 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 76747
X-Force: 106361 - Qemu ne2000_receive() denial of service
Vulnerability Center: 54495 - QEMU <2.0.2 Local DoS or Other Impact in Net Component, High

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Created: 09/16/2015 10:51 AM
Updated: 04/18/2018 02:01 PM
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