Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1522-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled temporary files when
creating a snapshot. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly
overwrite files with root privilege, or obtain sensitive information
from the guest.

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 qemu-kvm package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61411 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53725

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2652

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