FreeBSD : qemu -- denial of service vulnerability in Human Monitor Interface support (62ab8707-b1bc-11e5-9728-002590263bf5)

high Nessus Plugin ID 87695
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Synopsis

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.

Description

Prasad J Pandit, Red Hat Product Security Team, reports :

Qemu emulator built with the Human Monitor Interface(HMP) support is vulnerable to an OOB write issue. It occurs while processing 'sendkey' command in hmp_sendkey routine, if the command argument is longer than the 'keyname_buf' buffer size.

A user/process could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process instance resulting in DoS.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=205813

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=205814

https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/22/8

https://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/qemu-devel/2015-12/msg02930.html

http://www.nessus.org/u?e21ac1d2

http://www.nessus.org/u?bc7c4557

http://www.nessus.org/u?6d3aa3bf

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 87695

File Name: freebsd_pkg_62ab8707b1bc11e59728002590263bf5.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Published: 1/4/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-devel, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-sbruno, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:qemu-user-static, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 1/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/23/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8619