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Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

CVE-2016-8668

Severity Medium
Score 6/10

Summary

The rocker_io_writel function in hw/net/rocker/rocker.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds read and QEMU process crash) by leveraging failure to limit DMA buffer size.

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

CWE-120 - Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow')

The program copies an input buffer to an output buffer without verifying that the size of the input buffer is less than the size of the output buffer, leading to a buffer overflow.

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