VDB-94713 · CVE-2015-8701 · BID 79706

QEMU Rocker Switch Emulation tx_consume numeric error

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A vulnerability was found in QEMU (Virtualization Software) (the affected version unknown). It has been classified as problematic. This affects the function tx_consume of the component Rocker Switch Emulation. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 12/29/2015. The weakness was presented 12/29/2016 by Qinghao Tang with Qihoo 360 (Website). The advisory is shared at openwall.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2015-8701 since 12/29/2015. An attack has to be approached locally. A authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 25 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $0-$5k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 89526 (Fedora 23 : qemu-2.4.1-6.fc23 (2016-42778e8c82)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Fedora Local Security Checks and running in the context l. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 124605 (Fedora Security Update for qemu (FEDORA-2016-42778e8c82)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. A possible mitigation has been published before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (89526). See 94716, 94715 and 94714 for similar entries.





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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.1

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Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 89526
Nessus Name: Fedora 23 : qemu-2.4.1-6.fc23 (2016-42778e8c82)
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OpenVAS ID: 802238
OpenVAS Name: Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2016-42778
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12/29/2015 🔍
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01/23/2016 +25 days 🔍
03/04/2016 +41 days 🔍
12/29/2016 +300 days 🔍
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12/30/2016 +1 days 🔍
10/12/2022 +2112 days 🔍


Product: qemu.org

Advisory: FEDORA-2016-42778e8c82
Researcher: Qinghao Tang
Organization: Qihoo 360
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8701 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 79706 - QEMU 'rocker.c' Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

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Created: 12/30/2016 10:28 AM
Updated: 10/12/2022 10:25 PM
Changes: 12/30/2016 10:28 AM (68), 07/21/2019 06:53 PM (12), 10/12/2022 10:25 PM (3)
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