The xhci_ring_fetch function in hw/usb/hcd-xhci.c in QEMU (aka Quick Emulator) allows local guest OS administrators to cause a denial of service (infinite loop and QEMU process crash) by leveraging failure to limit the number of link Transfer Request Blocks (TRB) to process.
Published 2016-11-04 21:59:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:25:27
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Denial of service

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-8576

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days: 0.06%

Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less: ~ 25 % EPSS Score History EPSS FAQ

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-8576

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source
2.1
LOW AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
3.9
2.9
NIST
6.0
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:C/C:N/I:N/A:H
1.5
4.0
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-8576

  • The product allocates a reusable resource or group of resources on behalf of an actor without imposing any restrictions on the size or number of resources that can be allocated, in violation of the intended security policy for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-8576

Products affected by CVE-2016-8576

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