Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20140422)

high Nessus Plugin ID 73664
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Multiple integer overflow, input validation, logic error, and buffer overflow flaws were discovered in various QEMU block drivers. An attacker able to modify a disk image file loaded by a guest could use these flaws to crash the guest, or corrupt QEMU process memory on the host, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2014-0143, CVE-2014-0144, CVE-2014-0145, CVE-2014-0147)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the virtio_net_handle_mac() function of QEMU processed guest requests to update the table of MAC addresses. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to corrupt QEMU process memory on the host, potentially resulting in arbitrary code execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2014-0150)

A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the seek_to_sector() function of the parallels block driver in QEMU. An attacker able to modify a disk image file loaded by a guest could use this flaw to crash the guest.
(CVE-2014-0142)

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the QCOW2 block driver in QEMU. An attacker able to modify a disk image file loaded by a guest could use this flaw to crash the guest. (CVE-2014-0146)

It was found that the block driver for Hyper-V VHDX images did not correctly calculate BAT (Block Allocation Table) entries due to a missing bounds check. An attacker able to modify a disk image file loaded by a guest could use this flaw to crash the guest.
(CVE-2014-0148)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?dc02b47a

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73664

File Name: sl_20140422_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/22/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/18/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0142, CVE-2014-0143, CVE-2014-0144, CVE-2014-0145, CVE-2014-0146, CVE-2014-0147, CVE-2014-0148, CVE-2014-0150