Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : qemu-kvm vulnerability (USN-1692-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 63608
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain e1000 packet sizes. In certain environments, an attacker may use this flaw in combination with large packets to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code in the guest.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected qemu-kvm package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1692-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63608

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1692-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/17/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/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:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/16/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/12/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-6075

BID: 57420

USN: 1692-1