The virtqueue_pop function in hw/virtio/virtio.c in QEMU allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and QEMU process crash) by submitting requests without waiting for completion.
Published 2016-08-02 16:59:03
Updated 2021-08-04 17:15:36
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-5403

0.07%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 28 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-5403

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.9
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
3.9
6.9
NIST
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-5403

  • The product does not properly control the allocation and maintenance of a limited resource, thereby enabling an actor to influence the amount of resources consumed, eventually leading to the exhaustion of available resources.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-5403

Products affected by CVE-2016-5403

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