QEMU, when built with the Pseudo Random Number Generator (PRNG) back-end support, allows local guest OS users to cause a denial of service (process crash) via an entropy request, which triggers arbitrary stack based allocation and memory corruption.
Published 2016-04-07 19:59:03
Updated 2023-02-12 23:17:49
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Memory CorruptionDenial of service

Threat overview for CVE-2016-2858

Top countries where our scanners detected CVE-2016-2858
Top open port discovered on systems with this issue 443
IPs affected by CVE-2016-2858 11
Threat actors abusing to this issue? Yes
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-2858

0.06%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 25 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-2858

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
1.9
LOW AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
3.4
2.9
NIST
6.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
2.0
4.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-2858

  • The product uses an algorithm or scheme that produces insufficient entropy, leaving patterns or clusters of values that are more likely to occur than others.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-2858

Products affected by CVE-2016-2858

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