Fabrice Bellard QEMU AHCI Native Command Queue use after free

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A vulnerability has been found in Fabrice Bellard QEMU (Virtualization Software) (affected version unknown) and classified as critical. Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown functionality of the component AHCI Native Command Queue. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-416. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 01/28/2016 by Qinghao Tang as Bug 1288532 as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared at bugzilla.redhat.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2016-1568 since 01/09/2016. The exploitation appears to be easy. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/23/2018).

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88628 (Debian DSA-3469-1 : qemu - security update), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks and running in the context local. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 168962 (OpenSuSE Security Update for qemu (openSUSE-SU-2016:1750-1)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. 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 80191), X-Force (110304), Vulnerability Center (SBV-56705) and Tenable (88628). Additional details are provided at lists.gnu.org. Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 80762, 87595, 94714 and 94718.





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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-416
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 88628
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3469-1 : qemu - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 867773
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2016-42778
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01/08/2016 🔍
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01/28/2016 +19 days 🔍
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08/23/2018 +64 days 🔍


Vendor: https://bellard.org/

Advisory: Bug 1288532
Researcher: Qinghao Tang
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2016-1568 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 80191 - QEMU CVE-2016-1568 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
X-Force: 110304 - QEMU AHCI Native Command Queuing privilege escalation
Vulnerability Center: 56705 - QEMU Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in IDE AHCI Emulation, Medium

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Created: 02/02/2016 09:55 AM
Updated: 08/23/2018 08:19 AM
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