CentOS 6 : qemu-kvm (CESA-2016:0082)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 88509
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VPR Score: 6.5

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm package provides the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

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)

Red Hat would like to thank Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting this issue.

All qemu-kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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 qemu-kvm packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?ac787316

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88509

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-0082.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/2/2016

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 6.5

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-1714

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.1

Temporal Score: 7.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/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:centos:centos:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:qemu-kvm-tools, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/1/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/7/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1714

RHSA: 2016:0082