Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2092-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72231
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VPR Score: 6


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Asias He discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SCSI controllers with more than 256 attached devices. A local user could possibly use this flaw to elevate privileges. (CVE-2013-4344)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Xen disks. A local guest could possibly use this flaw to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.10 and Ubuntu 13.10. (CVE-2013-4375)

Sibiao Luo discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled device hot-unplugging. A local user could possibly use this flaw to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 13.10.

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Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72231

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2092-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/31/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

Vector: AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/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, 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-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-sparc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/30/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4344, CVE-2013-4375, CVE-2013-4377

BID: 62682, 62773, 62934

USN: 2092-1