Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 127728

Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm-ma packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM on the IBM z Systems, IBM Power, and 64-bit ARM architectures.

Security Fix(es) :

- QEMU: device_tree: heap buffer overflow while loading device tree blob (CVE-2018-20815)

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

Bug Fix(es) :

- As newer machine remove csske feature, detection of the processor fail and machine used old version as fallback.
This update make feature conditional so detection of newer cpu works properly. (BZ#1720262)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1720262

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ef5f146

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 127728

File Name: sl_20190729_qemu_kvm_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2019/08/12

Updated: 2019/08/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2019/07/29

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2019/03/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-20815, CVE-2019-6778