Linux Kernel QEMU Addresse Validator privileges management

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, has been found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) (affected version not known). Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the component QEMU Addresse Validator. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges management vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-269. The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 04/25/2013 by Jason Wang with Red Hat as 957155 as not defined bug report (Website). The advisory is available at The public release has been coordinated with the vendor. This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2013-2016 since 02/19/2013. Local access is required to approach this attack. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1068 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 73939 (SuSE 11.3 Security Update : kvm (SAT Patch Number 9142)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 166916 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security Update for kvm (SUSE-SU-2014:0623-1)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (83850) and Tenable (73939).






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Class: Privileges management
CWE: CWE-269 / CWE-266

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Nessus ID: 73939
Nessus Name: SuSE 11.3 Security Update : kvm (SAT Patch Number 9142)
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02/19/2013 🔍
04/25/2013 +65 days 🔍
04/29/2013 +3 days 🔍
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05/09/2014 +368 days 🔍
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Advisory: 957155
Researcher: Jason Wang
Organization: Red Hat
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-2016 (🔍)

X-Force: 83850
Vulnerability Center: 44537 - Qemu Local Host Provolege Vulnerability due to Improper Bounds Check, Medium
SecurityFocus: 59541
OSVDB: 92854


Created: 05/06/2013 11:04 AM
Updated: 05/10/2021 11:46 AM
Changes: 05/06/2013 11:04 AM (47), 05/28/2017 03:09 AM (18), 05/10/2021 11:24 AM (2), 05/10/2021 11:32 AM (18), 05/10/2021 11:39 AM (2), 05/10/2021 11:46 AM (1)
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