Virtuozzo 7 : qemu-img / qemu-kvm / qemu-kvm-common / etc (VZLSA-2017-0396)

High Nessus Plugin ID 101433


The remote Virtuozzo host is missing a security update.


An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* Quick emulator (QEMU) 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 copy in backward mode. A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process resulting in DoS or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of QEMU process on the host. (CVE-2017-2615)

* Quick emulator (QEMU) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. The issue could occur while copying VGA data in cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process OR potentially execute arbitrary code on host with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2017-2620)

Red Hat would like to thank Wjjzhang ( Inc.) and Li Qiang ( Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2615.

Bug Fix(es) :

* When using the virtio-blk driver on a guest virtual machine with no space on the virtual hard drive, the guest terminated unexpectedly with a 'block I/O error in device' message and the qemu-kvm process exited with a segmentation fault. This update fixes how the system_reset QEMU signal is handled in the above scenario. As a result, if a guest crashes due to no space left on the device, qemu-kvm continues running and the guest can be reset as expected.

Note that Tenable Network Security has attempted to extract the preceding description block directly from the corresponding Red Hat security advisory. Virtuozzo provides no description for VZLSA advisories. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected qemu-img / qemu-kvm / qemu-kvm-common / etc package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 101433

File Name: Virtuozzo_VZLSA-2017-0396.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/07/13

Modified: 2017/07/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:U/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:qemu-kvm-tools, cpe:/o:virtuozzo:virtuozzo:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Virtuozzo/release, Host/Virtuozzo/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/03/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2615, CVE-2017-2620

OSVDB: 151241, 152349

IAVB: 2017-B-0024