Oracle Linux 7 : qemu (ELSA-2022-9123)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 157387

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-2022-9123 advisory.

- A stack-buffer-overflow was found in QEMU in the NVME component. The flaw lies in nvme_changed_nslist() where a malicious guest controlling certain input can read out of bounds memory. A malicious user could use this flaw leading to disclosure of sensitive information. (CVE-2021-3947)

- 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)

- A NULL pointer dereference issue was found in the ACPI code of QEMU. A malicious, privileged user within the guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service condition. (CVE-2021-4158)

- A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the floppy disk emulator of QEMU. This issue occurs while processing read/write ioport commands if the selected floppy drive is not initialized with a block device.
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-2021-20196)

- An integer overflow issue was found in the vmxnet3 NIC emulator of the QEMU for versions up to v5.2.0. 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-2021-20203)

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-2022-9123.html

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 157387

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2022-9123.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/5/2022

Updated: 11/17/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3947

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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, 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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/5/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-20196, CVE-2021-20203, CVE-2021-3416, CVE-2021-3947, CVE-2021-4158

IAVB: 2020-B-0075-S