Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.04 : qemu regression (USN-3414-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 103372
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Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

USN-3414-1 fixed vulnerabilities in QEMU. The patch backport for CVE-2017-9375 was incomplete and caused a regression in the USB xHCI controller emulation support. This update fixes the problem.

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Leo Gaspard discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VirtFS access control. A guest attacker could use this issue to elevate privileges inside the guest. (CVE-2017-7493)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMware PVSCSI emulation. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources or crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-8112)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 Host Bus Adapter emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly to obtain sensitive host memory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-8380)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU device. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources and crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-9060)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the e1000e device. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to hang, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.04.
(CVE-2017-9310)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB OHCI emulation support. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9330)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled IDE AHCI emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources and crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9373)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB EHCI emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources and crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9374)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to hang, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9375)

Zhangyanyu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled MegaRAID SAS 8708EM2 Host Bus Adapter emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9503)

It was discovered that the QEMU qemu-nbd server incorrectly handled initialization. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-9524)

It was discovered that the QEMU qemu-nbd server incorrectly handled signals. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the server to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-10664)

Li Qiang discovered that the QEMU USB redirector incorrectly handled logging debug messages. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-10806)

Anthony Perard discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Xen block-interface responses. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to leak contents of host memory. (CVE-2017-10911)

Reno Robert discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain DHCP options strings. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2017-11434)

Ryan Salsamendi discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled empty CDROM device drives. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.04. (CVE-2017-12809).

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3414-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 103372

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3414-2.nasl

Version: 3.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/21/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-arm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-mips, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-misc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-ppc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-s390x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-sparc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/20/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10664, CVE-2017-10806, CVE-2017-10911, CVE-2017-11434, CVE-2017-12809, CVE-2017-7493, CVE-2017-8112, CVE-2017-8380, CVE-2017-9060, CVE-2017-9310, CVE-2017-9330, CVE-2017-9373, CVE-2017-9374, CVE-2017-9375, CVE-2017-9503, CVE-2017-9524

USN: 3414-2