VDB-94716 · CVE-2015-8745 · BID 79822

QEMU VMWARE VMXNET3 Paravirtual NIC Emulator access control

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A vulnerability classified as problematic has been found in QEMU (Virtualization Software) (version now known). Affected is some unknown processing of the component VMWARE VMXNET3 Paravirtual NIC Emulator. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a access control vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-284. The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The bug was discovered 01/04/2016. The weakness was released 12/29/2016 by Prasad J Pandit (Website). The advisory is shared for download at git.qemu.org. This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-8745 since 01/04/2016. The attack needs to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 35 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 88630 (Debian DSA-3471-1 : 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 l. 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 before and not just after the disclosure of the vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (88630). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 13216, 13276, 13279 and 13280.





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Class: Access control
CWE: CWE-284 / CWE-266
ATT&CK: T1068

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Status: Not defined

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Nessus ID: 88630
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-3471-1 : qemu - security update
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OpenVAS ID: 703471
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3471-1 (qemu - security update)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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Patch: git.qemu.org


01/04/2016 🔍
01/04/2016 +0 days 🔍
01/04/2016 +0 days 🔍
02/08/2016 +35 days 🔍
02/09/2016 +1 days 🔍
12/29/2016 +324 days 🔍
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12/30/2016 +1 days 🔍
10/12/2022 +2112 days 🔍


Product: qemu.org

Advisory: git.qemu.org
Researcher: Prasad J Pandit
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2015-8745 (🔍)
SecurityTracker: 1034575
SecurityFocus: 79822 - QEMU 'vmxnet3.c' Denial of Service Vulnerability

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Created: 12/30/2016 10:29 AM
Updated: 10/12/2022 11:03 PM
Changes: 12/30/2016 10:29 AM (66), 07/21/2019 08:12 PM (12), 10/12/2022 11:03 PM (5)
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