Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : qemu (MDVSA-2015:210)

high Nessus Plugin ID 83102


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


Updated qemu packages fix security vulnerabilities :

A denial of service flaw was found in the way QEMU handled malformed Physical Region Descriptor Table (PRDT) data sent to the host's IDE and/or AHCI controller emulation. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the system (rhbz#1204919).

It was found that the QEMU's websocket frame decoder processed incoming frames without limiting resources used to process the header and the payload. An attacker able to access a guest's VNC console could use this flaw to trigger a denial of service on the host by exhausting all available memory and CPU (CVE-2015-1779).


Update the affected qemu and / or qemu-img packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83102

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-210.nasl

Version: 2.4

Type: local

Published: 4/28/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:qemu-img, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:2

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

Patch Publication Date: 4/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1779

MDVSA: 2015:210