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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3515

Qemu, as used in Xen 4.0, 4.1 and possibly other products, when emulating certain devices with a virtual console backend, allows local OS guest users to gain privileges via a crafted escape VT100 sequence that triggers the overwrite of a "device model's address space."
Publish Date : 2012-11-23 Last Update Date : 2017-06-30
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C 2012-08-23 2012-09-05
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1236 -- xen security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27797 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1234 -- qemu-kvm security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27721 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2012-1235 -- kvm security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27565 unix
DSA-2542-1 qemu-kvm - multiple oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18326 unix
DSA-2543-1 xen-qemu-dm-4.0 - multiple oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20053 unix
DSA-2545-1 qemu - multiple oval:org.mitre.oval:def:19980 unix
ELSA-2012:1234: qemu-kvm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23955 unix
ELSA-2012:1235: kvm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22862 unix
ELSA-2012:1236: xen security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22996 unix
RHSA-2012:1234: qemu-kvm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21575 unix
RHSA-2012:1234: qemu-kvm security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121234 unix
RHSA-2012:1235: kvm security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21464 unix
RHSA-2012:1235: kvm security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121235 unix
RHSA-2012:1236: xen security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20121236 unix
RHSA-2012:1236: xen security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21145 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3515

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Qemu Qemu - Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS XEN XEN 4.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS XEN XEN 4.1.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Qemu Qemu 1

- References For CVE-2012-3515
GENTOO GLSA-201604-03
MLIST [oss-security] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 17 (CVE-2012-3515) - Qemu VT100 emulation vulnerability
BID 55413 Xen CVE-2012-3515 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2013-10-01
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1236
GENTOO GLSA-201309-24
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1325
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1262
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1235
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1233
REDHAT RHSA-2012:1234
MLIST [Xen-announce] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 17 (CVE-2012-3515) - Qemu VT100 emulation vulnerability
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1153
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1573
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1572
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1203
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1205
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1202
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1320
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1174
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1172
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1162
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1170
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1132
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1135
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1133
SUSE SUSE-SU-2012:1129;a=log CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3515

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