Debian DLA-965-1 : qemu-kvm security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 100514

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution for Linux hosts on x86 hardware with x86 guests based on the Quick Emulator(Qemu).

CVE-2016-9602

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9 File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to an improper link following issue. It could occur while accessing symbolic link files on a shared host directory.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to access host file system beyond the shared folder and potentially escalating their privileges on a host.

CVE-2017-7377

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio-9p back-end support is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could occur while doing a I/O operation via v9fs_create/v9fs_lcreate routine.

A privileged user/process inside guest could use this flaw to leak host memory resulting in Dos.

CVE-2017-7471

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9 File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to an improper access control issue. It could occur while accessing files on a shared host directory.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to access host file system beyond the shared folder and potentially escalating their privileges on a host.

CVE-2017-7493

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the VirtFS, host directory sharing via Plan 9 File System(9pfs) support, is vulnerable to an improper access control issue. It could occur while accessing virtfs metadata files in mapped-file security mode.

A guest user could use this flaw to escalate their privileges inside guest.

CVE-2017-8086

Quick Emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio-9p back-end support is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could occur while querying file system extended attributes via 9pfs_list_xattr() routine.

A privileged user/process inside guest could use this flaw to leak host memory resulting in Dos. For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u22.

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/msg00040.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 100514

File Name: debian_DLA-965.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/31/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9602, CVE-2017-7377, CVE-2017-7471, CVE-2017-7493, CVE-2017-8086