Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1692-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain e1000 packet
sizes. In certain environments, an attacker may use this flaw in
combination with large packets to cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code in 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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63608 ()

Bugtraq ID: 57420

CVE ID: CVE-2012-6075