CVE-2016-3710

NameCVE-2016-3710
DescriptionThe VGA module in QEMU improperly performs bounds checking on banked access to video memory, which allows local guest OS administrators to execute arbitrary code on the host by changing access modes after setting the bank register, aka the "Dark Portal" issue.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-539-1, DLA-540-1, DLA-571-1, DSA-3573-1
NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs823830

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
qemu (PTS)stretch1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u9fixed
stretch (security)1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u12fixed
buster, buster (security)1:3.1+dfsg-8+deb10u8fixed
bullseye, sid1:5.2+dfsg-3fixed
xen (PTS)stretch (security), stretch4.8.5.final+shim4.10.4-1+deb9u12fixed
buster4.11.4+37-g3263f257ca-1fixed
buster (security)4.11.4+57-g41a822c392-2fixed
bullseye, sid4.14.0+88-g1d1d1f5391-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
qemusourcewheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6a+deb7u13DLA-540-1
qemusourcejessie1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u6DSA-3573-1
qemusource(unstable)1:2.6+dfsg-1823830
qemu-kvmsourcewheezy1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u13DLA-539-1
qemu-kvmsource(unstable)(unfixed)
xensourcewheezy4.1.6.lts1-1DLA-571-1
xensource(unstable)4.4.0-1

Notes

[wheezy] - xen <no-dsa> (default configuration not vulnerable)
Xen switched to qemu-system in 4.4.0-1
http://xenbits.xen.org/xsa/advisory-179.html
mitigation: run HVM in stubdomains, PV, default video card not vulnerable, i386-only

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