EulerOS Virtualization 2.5.1 : kvm (EulerOS-SA-2018-1265)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 117574
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.
DescriptionAccording to the versions of the kvm package installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :
- 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)
- On x86, MOV SS and POP SS behave strangely if they encounter a data breakpoint. If this occurs in a KVM guest, KVM incorrectly thinks that a #DB instruction was caused by the undocumented ICEBP instruction. This results in #DB being delivered to the guest kernel with an incorrect RIP on the stack. On most guest kernels, this will allow a guest user to DoS the guest kernel or even to escalate privilege to that of the guest kernel.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected kvm packages.