CentOS 7 : qemu-kvm (CESA-2018:2462)

High Nessus Plugin ID 112021

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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) :

* QEMU: slirp: heap buffer overflow while reassembling fragmented datagrams (CVE-2018-11806)

* QEMU: i386: multiboot OOB access while loading kernel image (CVE-2018-7550)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Jskz - Zero Day Initiative (trendmicro.com) for reporting CVE-2018-11806 and Cyrille Chatras (Orange.com) and CERT-CC (Orange.com) for reporting CVE-2018-7550.

Bug Fix(es) :

* Previously, live migrating a Windows guest in some cases caused the guest to become unresponsive. This update ensures that Real-time Clock (RTC) interrupts are not missed, which prevents the problem from occurring. (BZ# 1596302)

Solution

Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?b654488d

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 112021

File Name: centos_RHSA-2018-2462.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/08/21

Modified: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11806, CVE-2018-7550

RHSA: 2018:2462