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Missing Release of Resource after Effective Lifetime

CVE-2016-7994

Severity Medium
Score 6/10

Summary

Memory leak in the virtio_gpu_resource_create_2d function in hw/display/virtio-gpu.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large number of VIRTIO_GPU_CMD_RESOURCE_CREATE_2D commands.

  • LOW
  • LOCAL
  • NONE
  • CHANGED
  • NONE
  • HIGH
  • NONE
  • HIGH

CWE-772 - Missing Release Of Resource After Effective Lifetime

'Missing release of resource after effective lifetime' is a weakness that occurs when software doesn't sufficiently release a resource (e.g. memory, CPU, disk space, etc.) after it is used. If not addressed, attackers can launch a denial of service attack (by allocating a resource and not releasing it).

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Advisory Timeline

  • Published