VDB-92520 · CVE-2016-7423 · BID 92997

QEMU LSI SAS1068 Host Bus Emulation mptsas_process_scsi_io_request out-of-bounds write

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in QEMU (Virtualization Software) (affected version unknown). Affected is the function mptsas_process_scsi_io_request of the component LSI SAS1068 Host Bus Emulation. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a out-of-bounds write vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-787. The product writes data past the end, or before the beginning, of the intended buffer. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was published 10/10/2016 by Li Qiang (Website). The advisory is shared for download at git.qemu.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2016-7423 since 09/09/2016. The exploitability is told to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. The successful exploitation needs a authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 94669 (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-3125-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 196626 (Ubuntu Security Notification for Qemu, Qemu-kvm Vulnerabilities (USN-3125-1)).

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

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (94669). Similar entries are available at 93311, 93998, 93999 and 94000.





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Class: Out-of-bounds write
CWE: CWE-787 / CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 94669
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-3125-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 65001
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2016-3d3218ec41
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: 670e56d3ed2918b3861d9216f2c0540d9e9ae0d5


09/09/2016 🔍
09/16/2016 +7 days 🔍
10/10/2016 +24 days 🔍
10/10/2016 +0 days 🔍
10/11/2016 +1 days 🔍
11/09/2016 +29 days 🔍
11/10/2016 +1 days 🔍
09/22/2022 +2142 days 🔍


Product: qemu.org

Advisory: git.qemu.org
Researcher: Li Qiang
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2016-7423 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 92997 - QEMU CVE-2016-7423 Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 10/11/2016 10:06 AM
Updated: 09/22/2022 06:16 PM
Changes: 10/11/2016 10:06 AM (64), 05/06/2019 12:23 PM (15), 09/22/2022 06:16 PM (5)
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