Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : QEMU vulnerabilities (USN-3826-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 119216
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Synopsis

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

Description

Daniel Shapira and Arash Tohidi discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NE2000 device emulation. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-10839)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Slirp networking back-end. A privileged attacker inside the guest 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11806)

Fakhri Zulkifli discovered that the QEMU guest agent incorrectly handled certain QMP commands. An attacker could possibly use this issue to crash the QEMU guest agent, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-12617)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NVM Express Controller emulation. An attacker inside the guest 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 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-16847)

Daniel Shapira and Arash Tohidi discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled RTL8139 device emulation. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-17958)

Daniel Shapira and Arash Tohidi discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled PCNET device emulation. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-17962)

Daniel Shapira discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled large packet sizes. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-17963)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled LSI53C895A device emulation. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18849)

Moguofang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the IPowerNV LPC controller. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-18954)

Zhibin Hu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Plan 9 File System support. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-19364).

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/3826-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 119216

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3826-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/27/2018

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/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:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.10

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: 11/26/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/13/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10839, CVE-2018-11806, CVE-2018-12617, CVE-2018-16847, CVE-2018-17958, CVE-2018-17962, CVE-2018-17963, CVE-2018-18849, CVE-2018-18954, CVE-2018-19364

USN: 3826-1