Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2630-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84118

Synopsis

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

Description

Matt Tait discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the virtual PCNET driver. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host as the user running the QEMU process. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile. (CVE-2015-3209)

Kurt Seifried discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain temporary files. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2015-4037)

Jan Beulich discovered that the QEMU Xen code incorrectly restricted write access to the host MSI message data field. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04.
(CVE-2015-4103)

Jan Beulich discovered that the QEMU Xen code incorrectly restricted access to the PCI MSI mask bits. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-4104)

Jan Beulich discovered that the QEMU Xen code incorrectly handled MSI-X error messages. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-4105)

Jan Beulich discovered that the QEMU Xen code incorrectly restricted write access to the PCI config space. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause a denial of service, obtain sensitive information, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-4106).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2630-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84118

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2630-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/11

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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-aarch64, 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:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/06/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3209, CVE-2015-4037, CVE-2015-4103, CVE-2015-4104, CVE-2015-4105, CVE-2015-4106

BID: 74809, 74947, 74948, 74949, 74950, 75123

USN: 2630-1