Debian DLA-2623-1 : qemu security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 148442
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VPR Score: 4.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several security vulnerabilities have been discovered in QEMU, a fast processor emulator.

CVE-2021-20257

net: e1000: infinite loop while processing transmit descriptors

CVE-2021-20255

A stack overflow via an infinite recursion vulnerability was found in the eepro100 i8255x device emulator of QEMU. This issue occurs while processing controller commands due to a DMA reentry issue. This flaw allows a guest user or process to consume CPU cycles or crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service.

CVE-2021-20203

An integer overflow issue was found in the vmxnet3 NIC emulator of the QEMU. It may occur if a guest was to supply invalid values for rx/tx queue size or other NIC parameters. A privileged guest user may use this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in DoS scenario.

CVE-2021-3416

A potential stack overflow via infinite loop issue was found in various NIC emulators of QEMU in versions up to and including 5.2.0.
The issue occurs in loopback mode of a NIC wherein reentrant DMA checks get bypassed. A guest user/process may use this flaw to consume CPU cycles or crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in DoS scenario.

CVE-2021-3416

The patch for CVE-2020-17380/CVE-2020-25085 was found to be ineffective, thus making QEMU vulnerable to the out-of-bounds read/write access issues previously found in the SDHCI controller emulation code. This flaw allows a malicious privileged guest to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service or potential code execution.

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.8+dfsg-6+deb9u14.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.

For the detailed security status of qemu please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/qemu

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2021/04/msg00009.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/qemu

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/qemu

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 148442

File Name: debian_DLA-2623.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/12/2021

Updated: 4/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3409

CVSS v2.0

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 v3.0

Base Score: 5.7

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-block-extra, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-arm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-mips, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-misc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-ppc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-sparc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system-x86, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-user, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-user-binfmt, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-user-static, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-17380, CVE-2021-20203, CVE-2021-20255, CVE-2021-20257, CVE-2021-3392, CVE-2021-3409, CVE-2021-3416