Oracle Linux 8 : virt:ol / and / virt-devel:rhel (ELSA-2021-3061)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 152538
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-3061 advisory.

- eth_get_gso_type in net/eth.c in QEMU 4.2.1 allows guest OS users to trigger an assertion failure. A guest can crash the QEMU process via packet data that lacks a valid Layer 3 protocol. (CVE-2020-27617)

- hw/pci/msix.c in QEMU 4.2.0 allows guest OS users to trigger an out-of-bounds access via a crafted address in an msi-x mmio operation. (CVE-2020-13754)

- An out-of-bounds heap buffer access issue was found in the ARM Generic Interrupt Controller emulator of QEMU up to and including qemu 4.2.0on aarch64 platform. The issue occurs because while writing an interrupt ID to the controller memory area, it is not masked to be 4 bits wide. It may lead to the said issue while updating controller state fields and their subsequent processing. A privileged guest user may use this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in DoS scenario. (CVE-2021-20221)

- A flaw was found in the hivex library in versions before 1.3.20. It is caused due to a lack of bounds check within the hivex_open function. An attacker could input a specially crafted Windows Registry (hive) file which would cause hivex to read memory beyond its normal bounds or cause the program to crash. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2021-3504)

- 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)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2021-3061.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 152538

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-3061.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/13/2021

Updated: 8/13/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3504

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:8, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-benchmarking, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gfs2, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gobject, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-gobject-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-inspect-icons, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-java-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-man-pages-ja, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-man-pages-uk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-rescue, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-rsync, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-tools-c, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-winsupport, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libguestfs-xfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libiscsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libiscsi-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libiscsi-utils, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libnbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libnbd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-admin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi-direct, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-dbus, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libvirt-nss, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:lua-guestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdfuse, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-basic-filters, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-basic-plugins, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-curl-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-example-plugins, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-gzip-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-linuxdisk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-python-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-server, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-ssh-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-vddk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nbdkit-xz-filter, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:netcf, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:netcf-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:netcf-libs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libnbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ocaml-libnbd-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-Sys-Guestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-Sys-Virt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:perl-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-libnbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:python3-libvirt, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-block-gluster, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-block-ssh, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-tests, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ruby-hivex, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ruby-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seabios, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:seavgabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sgabios, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:sgabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:supermin, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:supermin-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:virt-dib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:virt-v2v

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/12/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/2/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-13754, CVE-2020-27617, CVE-2021-3416, CVE-2021-3504, CVE-2021-20221

IAVB: 2020-B-0041-S, 2020-B-0063-S