SUSE SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2020:0845-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 135169



The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for qemu fixes the following issues :

CVE-2020-7039: Fixed a heap buffer overflow in tcp_emu() routine while emulating IRC and other protocols (bsc#1161066).

CVE-2019-15034: Fixed a buffer overflow in hw/display/bochs-display.c due to improper PCI config space allocation (bsc#1166379).

CVE-2020-1711: Fixed an out of bounds heap buffer access iscsi_co_block_status() routine which could have allowed a remote denial of service or arbitrary code with privileges of the QEMU process on the host (bsc#1166240).

CVE-2019-6778: Fixed a heap buffer overflow in tcp_emu() routine while emulating the identification protocol and copying message data to a socket buffer (bsc#1123156).

CVE-2020-8608: Fixed a heap buffer overflow in tcp_emu() routine while emulating IRC and other protocols (bsc#1163018).

CVE-2019-20382: Fixed a memory leak in the VNC display driver which could have led to exhaustion of the host memory leading to a potential Denial of service (bsc#1165776).

Fixed live migration errors (bsc#1154790, bsc#1156794, bsc#1156642).

Fixed an issue where migrating VMs on KVM gets missing features:ospke error (bsc#1162729).

Fixed an issue where booting up a guest system with mdev passthrough device as installation device was failing (bsc#1158880).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12-SP5:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-SP5-2020-845=1

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 135169

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0845-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/2/2020

Updated: 5/13/2022

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-8608


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: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-6778

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-alsa, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-alsa-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-oss, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-oss-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-pa, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-pa-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-sdl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-audio-sdl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-iscsi-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-rbd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-ssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-ssh-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-curses, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-curses-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-gtk, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-gtk-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-sdl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-ui-sdl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-x86, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/1/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/21/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-15034, CVE-2019-20382, CVE-2019-6778, CVE-2020-1711, CVE-2020-7039, CVE-2020-8608