SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2015:1782-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 86490


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


qemu was updated to fix several security issues and bugs.

The following vulnerabilities were fixed :

- CVE-2015-5154: Heap-based buffer overflow in the IDE subsystem in QEMU, when the container has a CDROM drive enabled, allows local guest users to execute arbitrary code on the host via unspecified ATAPI commands.

- CVE-2015-5278: QEMU was vulnerable to an infinite loop issue that could occur when receiving packets over the network. (bsc#945989)

- CVE-2015-5279: QEMU was vulnerable to a heap buffer overflow issue that could occur when receiving packets over the network. (bsc#945987)

- CVE-2015-6855: QEMU was vulnerable to a divide by zero issue that could occur while executing an IDE command WIN_READ_NATIVE_MAX to determine the maximum size of a drive. (bsc#945404)

- CVE-2014-7815: The set_pixel_format function in ui/vnc.c in QEMU allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via a small bytes_per_pixel value.
(bsc#902737) :


The update package also includes non-security fixes. See advisory for details.

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-12-2015-715=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2015-715=1

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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 86490

File Name: suse_SU-2015-1782-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/21

Modified: 2017/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-rbd-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: 2015/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7815, CVE-2015-5154, CVE-2015-5278, CVE-2015-5279, CVE-2015-6855

BID: 70998

OSVDB: 113748, 125389, 127378, 127493, 127494