Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.10 : QEMU vulnerabilities (USN-5307-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 158457

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 20.04 LTS / 21.10 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the USN-5307-1 advisory.

- 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)

- An out-of-bounds write 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 occurs while processing the 'VIRTIO_GPU_CMD_GET_CAPSET' command from the guest. It could allow a privileged guest user to crash the QEMU process on the host, resulting in a denial of service condition, or potential code execution with the privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2021-3546)

- 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)

- An out-of-bounds write flaw was found in the UAS (USB Attached SCSI) device emulation of QEMU in versions prior to 6.2.0-rc0. The device uses the guest supplied stream number unchecked, which can lead to out-of- bounds access to the UASDevice->data3 and UASDevice->status3 fields. A malicious guest user could use this flaw to crash QEMU or potentially achieve code execution with the privileges of the QEMU process on the host. (CVE-2021-3713)

- An off-by-one error was found in the SCSI device emulation in QEMU. It could occur while processing MODE SELECT commands in mode_sense_page() if the 'page' argument was set to MODE_PAGE_ALLS (0x3f). A malicious guest could use this flaw to potentially crash QEMU, resulting in a denial of service condition.
(CVE-2021-3930)

- 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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5307-1

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 158457

File Name: ubuntu_USN-5307-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/28/2022

Updated: 4/26/2022

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3748

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:20.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:21.10, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-block-extra, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-arm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-data, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-gui, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-mips, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-misc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-ppc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-s390x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-sparc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86-microvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-user, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-user-binfmt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-user-static, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-utils

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/28/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/3/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3544, CVE-2021-3545, CVE-2021-3546, CVE-2021-3682, CVE-2021-3713, CVE-2021-3748, CVE-2021-3930, CVE-2021-4158, CVE-2021-20196, CVE-2021-20203, CVE-2022-0358

USN: 5307-1

IAVB: 2020-B-0075