Amazon Linux 2 : libvirt (ALAS-2018-1049) (Spectre)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 111336

Synopsis

The remote Amazon Linux 2 host is missing a security update.

Description

An incomplete fix for CVE-2018-5748 that affects QEMU monitor leading to a resource exhaustion but now also triggered via QEMU guest agent.(CVE-2018-1064)

qemu/qemu_monitor.c in libvirt allows attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a large QEMU reply.(CVE-2018-5748)

An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions (a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks.(CVE-2018-3639)

Solution

Run 'yum update libvirt' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2018-1049.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 111336

File Name: al2_ALAS-2018-1049.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/26

Modified: 2018/07/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

CVSSv3

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-admin, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-lxc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-daemon-lxc, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-login-shell, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:libvirt-nss, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1064, CVE-2018-3639, CVE-2018-5748

ALAS: 2018-1049