EulerOS Virtualization : qemu-kvm (EulerOS-SA-2021-2046)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 151231


The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.


According to the versions of the qemu-kvm packages installed, the EulerOS Virtualization installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An out-of-bounds access flaw was found in the Message Signalled Interrupt (MSI-X) device support of QEMU.
This issue occurs while performing MSI-X mmio operations when a guest sent address goes beyond the mmio region. A guest user or process may use this flaw to crash the QEMU process resulting in a denial of service.(CVE-2020-13754)

- hw/ide/pci.c in QEMU before 5.1.1 can trigger a NULL pointer dereference because it lacks a pointer check before an ide_cancel_dma_sync call.(CVE-2020-25743)

- pci_change_irq_level in hw/pci/pci.c in QEMU before 5.1.1 has a NULL pointer dereference because pci_get_bus() might not return a valid pointer.(CVE-2020-25742)

- QEMU 5.0.0 has a heap-based Buffer Overflow in flatview_read_continue in exec.c because hw/sd/sdhci.c mishandles a write operation in the SDHC_BLKSIZE case.(CVE-2020-25085)

- The patch for CVE-2020-17380 and CVE-2020-25085, both involving a heap buffer overflow in the SDHCI controller emulation code of QEMU, was found to be incomplete. A malicious privileged guest could reproduce the same issues with specially crafted input, inducing a bogus transfer and subsequent out-of-bounds read/write access in sdhci_do_adma() or sdhci_sdma_transfer_multi_blocks(). CVE-2021-3409 was assigned to facilitate the tracking and backporting of the new patch.(CVE-2021-3409)

- A use-after-free flaw was found in the MegaRAID emulator of QEMU. This issue occurs while processing SCSI I/O requests in the case of an error mptsas_free_request() that does not dequeue the request object 'req' from a pending requests queue. This flaw allows a privileged guest user to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service.(CVE-2021-3392)

- A potential stack overflow via infinite loop issue was found in various NIC emulators of QEMU. 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)

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


Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 151231

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2021-2046.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 7/1/2021

Updated: 12/11/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3409


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-13754

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-gpu-specs, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-kvm-tools, p-cpe:/a:huawei:euleros:qemu-seabios, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/30/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-20382, CVE-2020-13754, CVE-2020-25085, CVE-2020-25742, CVE-2020-25743, CVE-2021-3392, CVE-2021-3409, CVE-2021-3416