Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 / 15.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-2828-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87205
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jason Wang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the virtio-net device. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause guest network consumption, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-7295)

Qinghao Tang and Ling Liu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the pcnet driver when used in loopback mode. 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-2015-7504)

Ling Liu and Jason Wang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the pcnet driver. A remote attacker 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-2015-7512)

Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the eepro100 driver. A malicious guest could use this issue to cause an infinite loop, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8345).

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/2828-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87205

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2828-1.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/4/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.10

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/3/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7295, CVE-2015-7504, CVE-2015-7512, CVE-2015-8345

USN: 2828-1