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Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

CVE-2016-7156

Severity Medium
Score 4.4/10

Summary

The pvscsi_convert_sglist function in hw/scsi/vmw_pvscsi.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) by leveraging an incorrect cast.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • UNCHANGED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-704 - Incorrect Type Conversion or Cast

The software does not correctly convert an object, resource, or structure from one type to a different type.

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published