Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64 (20160128)

high Nessus Plugin ID 88484
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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)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

- Incorrect handling of the last sector of an image file could trigger an assertion failure in qemu-img. This update changes the handling of the last sector, and no assertion failure occurs.

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?c459ec77

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 88484

File Name: sl_20160128_qemu_kvm_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/29/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: High

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:libcacard, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libcacard-devel, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:libcacard-tools, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-common, 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