Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20151222)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 87639
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

A heap-based buffer overflow flaw was discovered in the way QEMU's AMD PC- Net II Ethernet Controller emulation received certain packets in loopback mode. A privileged user (with the CAP_SYS_RAWIO capability) inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the host QEMU process (resulting in denial of service) or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with privileges of the host QEMU process. (CVE-2015-7504)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU's AMD PC-Net II emulation validated certain received packets from a remote host in non-loopback mode. A remote, unprivileged attacker could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process. Note that to exploit this flaw, the guest network interface must have a large MTU limit. (CVE-2015-7512)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?348df215

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 87639

File Name: sl_20151222_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/29/2015

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/22/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/8/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7504, CVE-2015-7512