Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 18.04 LTS / 18.10 : QEMU vulnerabilities (USN-3923-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 123457
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Synopsis

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

Description

Michael Hanselmann discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to read or write arbitrary files and cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-16867)

Michael Hanselmann discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP). An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to read arbitrary files, contrary to expectations. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-16872)

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-2018-19489)

Li Quang and Saar Amar discovered multiple issues in the QEMU PVRDMA device. An attacker inside the guest could use these issues to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.10. These issues were resolved by disabling PVRDMA support in Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2018-20123, CVE-2018-20124, CVE-2018-20125, CVE-2018-20126, CVE-2018-20191, CVE-2018-20216)

Michael Hanselmann discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain i2c commands. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to read QEMU process memory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.10. (CVE-2019-3812)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Slirp networking back-end. 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. (CVE-2019-6778).

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/3923-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 123457

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3923-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/28/2019

Updated: 9/17/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6778

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.4

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-gui, 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/27/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/12/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16867, CVE-2018-16872, CVE-2018-19489, CVE-2018-20123, CVE-2018-20124, CVE-2018-20125, CVE-2018-20126, CVE-2018-20191, CVE-2018-20216, CVE-2019-3812, CVE-2019-6778

USN: 3923-1