Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1063-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Neil Wilson discovered that if VNC passwords were blank in QEMU
configurations, access to VNC sessions was allowed without a password
instead of being disabled. A remote attacker could connect to running
VNC sessions of QEMU and directly control the system. By default, QEMU
does not start VNC sessions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51986 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45743

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0011

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