Debian DLA-939-1 : qemu-kvm security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 100133

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution on x86 hardware based on Quick Emulator(Qemu).
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

CVE-2016-9603

qemu-kvm built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator and the VNC display driver support is vulnerable to a heap buffer overflow issue.
It could occur when Vnc client attempts to update its display after a vga operation is performed by a guest.

A privileged user/process inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS OR potentially leverage it to execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the Qemu process.

CVE-2017-7718

qemu-kvm built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur while copying VGA data via bitblt functions cirrus_bitblt_rop_fwd_transp_ and/or cirrus_bitblt_rop_fwd_.

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

CVE-2017-7980

qemu-kvm built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds r/w access issues. It could occur while copying VGA data via various bitblt functions.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS OR potentially execute arbitrary code on a host with privileges of Qemu process on the host.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u21.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected kvm, qemu-kvm, and qemu-kvm-dbg packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/05/msg00010.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/qemu-kvm

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100133

File Name: debian_DLA-939.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/12

Updated: 2020/03/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-kvm-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9603, CVE-2017-7718, CVE-2017-7980