Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1590-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 62408

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain VT100 escape sequences. A guest user with access to an emulated character device could use this flaw to cause QEMU to crash, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host.

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Solution

Update the affected qemu-kvm package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1590-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62408

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1590-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/3/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-kvm, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/2/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3515

BID: 55413

USN: 1590-1