RHEL 8 : virt:rhel and virt-devel:rhel (RHSA-2024:2962)

high Nessus Plugin ID 197771

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for virt:rhel / virt-devel:rhel.

Description

The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 8 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2024:2962 advisory.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) offers a full virtualization solution for Linux on numerous hardware platforms. The virt:rhel module contains packages which provide user-space components used to run virtual machines using KVM. The packages also provide APIs for managing and interacting with the virtualized systems.

Security Fix(es):

* QEMU: VNC: infinite loop in inflate_buffer() leads to denial of service (CVE-2023-3255)

* QEMU: improper IDE controller reset can lead to MBR overwrite (CVE-2023-5088)

* QEMU: VNC: NULL pointer dereference in qemu_clipboard_request() (CVE-2023-6683)

* QEMU: virtio-net: stack buffer overflow in virtio_net_flush_tx() (CVE-2023-6693)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Additional Changes:

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.10 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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

Solution

Update the RHEL virt:rhel / virt-devel:rhel packages based on the guidance in RHSA-2024:2962.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

http://www.nessus.org/u?99ff6172

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2218486

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2247283

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2254580

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2254825

https://issues.redhat.com/browse/RHEL-18214

https://issues.redhat.com/browse/RHEL-20189

https://issues.redhat.com/browse/RHEL-2600

https://issues.redhat.com/browse/RHEL-3709

https://issues.redhat.com/browse/RHEL-7353

http://www.nessus.org/u?31fe92c3

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2024:2962

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 197771

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2024-2962.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2024

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5088

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sgabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-gzip-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-hivex, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swtpm-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-ssh-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netcf, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-winsupport, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swtpm-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-ui-opengl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:supermin-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdfuse, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi-direct, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-nss, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-linuxdisk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-config-network, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seavgabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-nbd-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-rescue, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-tests, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-secret, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-java-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hivex, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-hivex, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-python, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:virt-v2v-man-pages-uk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-java, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-tar-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-gfs2, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-libguestfs-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-client, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netcf-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-xfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-dbus, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-gobject, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-server, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-xz-filter, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-libnbd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-libs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seabios, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:sgabios, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swtpm-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libnbd-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:slof, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-tmpdisk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-appliance, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swtpm-tools-pkcs11, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-vddk-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-ui-spice, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-sys-virt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-gobject-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libnbd-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtpms, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-inspect-icons, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:netcf-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:perl-sys-guestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:virt-v2v, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libtpms-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:8, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-core, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ruby-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-tar-filter, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-block-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-basic-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:virt-dib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-libguestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-interface, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-gzip-filter, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-example-plugins, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-man-pages-ja, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-docs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-rsync, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:virt-v2v-man-pages-ja, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-hivex, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:seabios-bin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libiscsi-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:swtpm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-libnbd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-man-pages-uk, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ruby-hivex, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-curl-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-python-plugin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-tools-c, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:python3-libvirt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hivex-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ocaml-libnbd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-block-ssh, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-wireshark, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-daemon-driver-network, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-block-gluster, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libiscsi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libiscsi-utils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nbdkit-basic-filters, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-hw-usbredir, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:supermin, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libnbd, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lua-guestfs, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libguestfs-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:virt-v2v-bash-completion, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libvirt-lock-sanlock

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/25/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-3255, CVE-2023-5088, CVE-2023-6683, CVE-2023-6693

CWE: 121, 476, 821, 835

RHSA: 2024:2962