Debian DSA-3991-1 : qemu - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 103655


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Multiple vulnerabilities were found in qemu, a fast processor emulator :

- CVE-2017-9375 Denial of service via memory leak in USB XHCI emulation.

- CVE-2017-12809 Denial of service in the CDROM device drive emulation.

- CVE-2017-13672 Denial of service in VGA display emulation.

- CVE-2017-13711 Denial of service in SLIRP networking support.

- CVE-2017-14167 Incorrect validation of multiboot headers could result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade the qemu packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u3.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 103655

File Name: debian_DSA-3991.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/4/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 10/3/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-12809, CVE-2017-13672, CVE-2017-13711, CVE-2017-14167, CVE-2017-9375

DSA: 3991