Amazon Linux 2 : qemu (ALAS-2019-1248)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 126960

Synopsis

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

Description

A heap buffer overflow issue was found in the load_device_tree() function of QEMU, which is invoked to load a device tree blob at boot time. It occurs due to device tree size manipulation before buffer allocation, which could overflow a signed int type. A user/process could use this flaw to potentially execute arbitrary code on a host system with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2018-20815)

hw/sparc64/sun4u.c in QEMU 3.1.50 is vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference, which allows the attacker to cause a denial of service via a device driver. (CVE-2019-5008)

Slirp: information leakage in tcp_emu() due to uninitialized stack variables (CVE-2019-9824)

qxl: NULL pointer dereference while releasing spice resources (CVE-2019-12155)

Solution

Run 'yum update qemu' to update your system.

See Also

https://alas.aws.amazon.com/AL2/ALAS-2019-1248.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 126960

File Name: al2_ALAS-2019-1248.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/24/2019

Updated: 1/6/2020

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:ivshmem-tools, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-audio-alsa, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-audio-oss, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-audio-pa, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-audio-sdl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-dmg, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-nfs, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-block-ssh, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-common, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-kvm-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-system-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-system-aarch64-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-system-x86, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-system-x86-core, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-ui-curses, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-ui-gtk, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-ui-sdl, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-user, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-user-binfmt, p-cpe:/a:amazon:linux:qemu-user-static, cpe:/o:amazon:linux:2

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/22/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/19/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20815, CVE-2019-12155, CVE-2019-5008, CVE-2019-9824

ALAS: 2019-1248