Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2724-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 85683
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled a PRDT with zero complete sectors in the IDE functionality. A malicious guest could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-9718)

Donghai Zhu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the RTL8139 driver. A malicious guest could possibly use this issue to read sensitive information from arbitrary host memory. (CVE-2015-5165)

Donghai Zhu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled unplugging emulated block devices. 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-5166)

Qinghao Tang and Mr. Zuozhi discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled memory in the VNC display 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 15.04. (CVE-2015-5225)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the virtio-serial device. 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.04.
(CVE-2015-5745).

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/2724-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85683

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2724-1.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/28/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/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:15.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/27/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/21/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-9718, CVE-2015-5165, CVE-2015-5166, CVE-2015-5225, CVE-2015-5745

USN: 2724-1