Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1177-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andrew Griffiths discovered that QEMU did not correctly drop
privileges when using the 'runas' argument. Under certain
circumstances a local attacker could exploit this to escalate
privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm, qemu-kvm-extras and / or
qemu-kvm-extras-static packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55717 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48659

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2527