EulerOS Virtualization 3.0.2.0 : qemu (EulerOS-SA-2021-2844)

high Nessus Plugin ID 156382

Synopsis

The remote EulerOS Virtualization host is missing multiple security updates.

Description

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

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the SCSI emulation support of QEMU in versions before 6.0.0.
This flaw allows a privileged guest user to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2020-35504)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the am53c974 SCSI host bus adapter emulation of QEMU in versions before 6.0.0. This issue occurs while handling the 'Information Transfer' command. This flaw allows a privileged guest user to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service.
The highest threat from this vulnerability is to system availability. (CVE-2020-35505)

- A race condition flaw was found in the 9pfs server implementation of QEMU up to and including 5.2.0. This flaw allows a malicious 9p client to cause a use-after-free error, potentially escalating their privileges on the system. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality, integrity as well as system availability. (CVE-2021-20181)

- 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 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)

- A flaw was found in the USB redirector device emulation of QEMU in versions prior to 6.1.0-rc2. It occurs when dropping packets during a bulk transfer from a SPICE client due to the packet queue being full. A malicious SPICE client could use this flaw to make QEMU call free() with faked heap chunk metadata, resulting in a crash of QEMU or potential code execution with the privileges of the QEMU process on the host. (CVE-2021-3682)

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.

Solution

Update the affected qemu packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?cdb939c2

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 156382

File Name: EulerOS_SA-2021-2844.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Published: 12/29/2021

Updated: 5/6/2022

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-20181

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.5

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, cpe:/o:huawei:euleros:uvp:3.0.2.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/29/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/13/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-35504, CVE-2020-35505, CVE-2021-3527, CVE-2021-3682, CVE-2021-20181, CVE-2021-20221