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CVE-2016-9916

Published: 29 December 2016

Memory leak in hw/9pfs/9p-proxy.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local privileged guest OS users to cause a denial of service (host memory consumption and possibly QEMU process crash) by leveraging a missing cleanup operation in the proxy backend.

Priority

Low

Cvss 3 Severity Score

6.5

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
qemu
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
bionic Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
disco Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
eoan Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
focal Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
groovy Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
precise Does not exist

trusty
Released (2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.33)
upstream Needed

xenial
Released (1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.11)
yakkety
Released (1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.4)
zesty Not vulnerable
(1:2.8+dfsg-3ubuntu2)
Patches:
upstream: http://git.qemu-project.org/?p=qemu.git;a=commit;h=898ae90a44551d25b8e956fd87372d303c82fe68
qemu-kvm
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Does not exist

bionic Does not exist

cosmic Does not exist

disco Does not exist

eoan Does not exist

focal Does not exist

groovy Does not exist

hirsute Does not exist

precise Ignored
(reached end-of-life)
trusty Does not exist

upstream Needed

xenial Does not exist

yakkety Does not exist

zesty Does not exist

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 6.5
Attack vector Local
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required Low
User interaction None
Scope Changed
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact None
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H