SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2015:0349-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

QEMU was updated to fix various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2014-8106: Heap-based buffer
overflow in the Cirrus VGA emulator (hw/display/cirrus_vga.c) in QEMU
allowed local guest users to execute arbitrary code via vectors
related to blit regions.

- CVE-2014-7840: The host_from_stream_offset function in
arch_init.c in QEMU, when loading RAM during migration,
allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a
crafted (1) offset or (2) length value in savevm data.

Also a bug was fixed where qemu-img convert could occasionaly corrupt
images. (bsc#908380)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-7840.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2014-8106.html
https://bugzilla.suse.com/905097
https://bugzilla.suse.com/907805
https://bugzilla.suse.com/908380
http://www.nessus.org/u?1190d265

Solution :

To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-88=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-88=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83686 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71477
71658

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7840
CVE-2014-8106

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