Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x i386/x86_64 (20160128)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88483
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VPR Score: 6.5

Synopsis

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

Description

An out-of-bounds read/write flaw was discovered in the way QEMU's Firmware Configuration device emulation processed certain firmware configurations. A privileged (CAP_SYS_RAWIO) guest user could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process instance or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the QEMU process.
(CVE-2016-1714)

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?d0a89774

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88483

File Name: sl_20160128_qemu_kvm_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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: 1/28/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1714