Oracle Linux 7 : qemu (ELSA-2021-9425)

high Nessus Plugin ID 152618

Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Oracle Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the ELSA-2021-9425 advisory.

- 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. Versions between 2.10.0 and 5.2.0 are potentially affected.
(CVE-2021-3392)

- A flaw was found in the USB redirector device (usb-redir) of QEMU. Small USB packets are combined into a single, large transfer request, to reduce the overhead and improve performance. The combined size of the bulk transfer is used to dynamically allocate a variable length array (VLA) on the stack without proper validation. Since the total size is not bounded, a malicious guest could use this flaw to influence the array length and cause the QEMU process to perform an excessive allocation on the stack, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2021-3527)

- Several memory leaks were found in the virtio vhost-user GPU device (vhost-user-gpu) of QEMU in versions up to and including 6.0. They exist in contrib/vhost-user-gpu/vhost-user-gpu.c and contrib/vhost-user- gpu/virgl.c due to improper release of memory (i.e., free) after effective lifetime. (CVE-2021-3544)

- An information disclosure vulnerability was found in the virtio vhost-user GPU device (vhost-user-gpu) of QEMU in versions up to and including 6.0. The flaw exists in virgl_cmd_get_capset_info() in contrib/vhost- user-gpu/virgl.c and could occur due to the read of uninitialized memory. A malicious guest could exploit this issue to leak memory from the host. (CVE-2021-3545)

- A flaw was found in vhost-user-gpu of QEMU in versions up to and including 6.0. An out-of-bounds write vulnerability can allow a malicious guest to crash the QEMU process on the host resulting in a denial of service or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-3546)

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-2021-9425.html

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 152618

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2021-9425.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/17/2021

Updated: 8/17/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

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 Score Source: CVE-2021-3546

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.2

Temporal Score: 7.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:ivshmem-tools, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-block-gluster, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-common, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-kvm-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-system-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-system-aarch64-core, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-system-x86, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:qemu-system-x86-core

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: 8/17/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3392, CVE-2021-3527, CVE-2021-3544, CVE-2021-3545, CVE-2021-3546, CVE-2021-3582, CVE-2021-3607, CVE-2021-3608