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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3515

Original release date: 11/23/2012
Last revised: 05/05/2014


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."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1203
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1320
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1132
External Source: BID
Name: 55413
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1325
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1234
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1129
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.qemu.org/?p=qemu-stable-0.15.git;a=log
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1133
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1572
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201309-24
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1262
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1202
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2545
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1153
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1174
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 17 (CVE-2012-3515) - Qemu VT100 emulation vulnerability
External Source: MLIST
Name: [Xen-announce] 20120905 Xen Security Advisory 17 (CVE-2012-3515) - Qemu VT100 emulation vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1236
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1233
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1205
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX134708
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1172
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.xen.org/wiki/Security_Announcements#XSA-17_Qemu_VT100_emulation_vulnerability
Type: Advisory
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1573
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1162
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1135
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1235
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1590-1
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2543
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1170

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