Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 17.10 : qemu vulnerabilities (USN-3575-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 106927
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled guest ram. 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 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-11334)

David Buchanan discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VGA device. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-13672)

Thomas Garnier discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled multiboot. An attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-14167)

Tuomas Tynkkynen discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VirtFS directory sharing. An attacker could use this issue to obtain sensitive information from host memory. (CVE-2017-15038)

Eric Blake discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled memory in the NBD server. An attacker could use this issue to cause the NBD server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-15118)

Eric Blake discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain options to the NBD server. An attacker could use this issue to cause the NBD server to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-15119)

Daniel Berrange discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VNC server. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service. This issue was only addressed in Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-15124)

Carl Brassey discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain websockets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to consume memory, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-15268)

Guoxiang Niu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Cirrus VGA device. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-15289)

Cyrille Chatras discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain PS2 values during migration. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-16845)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio Vring implementation. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2017-17381)

Eric Blake discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain rounding operations. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-18043)

Jiang Xin and Lin ZheCheng discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VGA device. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-5683).

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/3575-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 106927

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3575-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/21/2018

Updated: 9/11/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 9

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

Temporal Vector: E:P/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:17.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/20/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/2/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-11334, CVE-2017-13672, CVE-2017-14167, CVE-2017-15038, CVE-2017-15118, CVE-2017-15119, CVE-2017-15124, CVE-2017-15268, CVE-2017-15289, CVE-2017-16845, CVE-2017-17381, CVE-2017-18043, CVE-2018-5683

USN: 3575-1