SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2015:0349-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83686


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


QEMU was updated to fix various bugs and security issues.

Following security issues were fixed: CVE-2014-8106: Heap-based buffer overflow in the Cirrus VGA emulator (hw/display/cirrus_vga.c) in QEMU allowed local guest users to execute arbitrary code via vectors related to blit regions.

- CVE-2014-7840: The host_from_stream_offset function in arch_init.c in QEMU, when loading RAM during migration, allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted (1) offset or (2) length value in savevm data.

Also a bug was fixed where qemu-img convert could occasionaly corrupt images. (bsc#908380)

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


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2015-88=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-88=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83686

File Name: suse_SU-2015-0349-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2017/03/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-x86, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-x86-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7840, CVE-2014-8106

BID: 71477, 71658

OSVDB: 115343, 115344