Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : kvm vulnerabilities (USN-776-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Avi Kivity discovered that KVM did not correctly handle certain disk
formats. A local attacker could attach a malicious partition that
would allow the guest VM to read files on the VM host. (CVE-2008-1945,

Alfredo Ortega discovered that KVM's VNC protocol handler did not
correctly validate certain messages. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted VNC messages that would cause KVM to consume CPU
resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2382)

Jan Niehusmann discovered that KVM's Cirrus VGA implementation over
VNC did not correctly handle certain bitblt operations. A local
attacker could exploit this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code
on the VM host or crash KVM, leading to a denial of service.

It was discovered that KVM's VNC password checks did not use the
correct length. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause KVM
to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5714).

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 kvm and / or kvm-source packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 38759 ()

Bugtraq ID: 23731

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1945

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