Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1590-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain VT100 escape
sequences. A guest user with access to an emulated character device
could use this flaw to cause QEMU to crash, or possibly execute
arbitrary code on the host.

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62408 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55413

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3515