FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerabilities in NE2000 NIC support (6aa3322f-b150-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related
updates.

Description :

Prasad J Pandit, Red Hat Product Security Team, reports :

Qemu emulator built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is
vulnerable to an infinite loop issue. It could occur when receiving
packets over the network.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu
instance resulting in DoS.

Qemu emulator built with the NE2000 NIC emulation support is
vulnerable to a heap buffer overflow issue. It could occur when
receiving packets over the network.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu
instance or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host.

See also :

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/09/15/2
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/09/15/3
http://www.nessus.org/u?8a73ba45
http://www.nessus.org/u?3567ff21
http://www.nessus.org/u?7d6cd998
http://www.nessus.org/u?974ab7c8
http://www.nessus.org/u?d497cfdc

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87697 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5278
CVE-2015-5279

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