SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : qemu (SUSE-SU-2016:1560-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 91660


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


qemu was updated to fix 37 security issues.

These security issues were fixed :

- CVE-2016-4439: Avoid OOB access in 53C9X emulation (bsc#980711)

- CVE-2016-4441: Avoid OOB access in 53C9X emulation (bsc#980723)

- CVE-2016-4952: Avoid OOB access in Vmware PV SCSI emulation (bsc#981266)

- CVE-2015-8817: Avoid OOB access in PCI DMA I/O (bsc#969121)

- CVE-2015-8818: Avoid OOB access in PCI DMA I/O (bsc#969122)

- CVE-2016-3710: Fixed VGA emulation based OOB access with potential for guest escape (bsc#978158)

- CVE-2016-3712: Fixed VGa emulation based DOS and OOB read access exploit (bsc#978160)

- CVE-2016-4037: Fixed USB ehci based DOS (bsc#976109)

- CVE-2016-2538: Fixed potential OOB access in USB net device emulation (bsc#967969)

- CVE-2016-2841: Fixed OOB access / hang in ne2000 emulation (bsc#969350)

- CVE-2016-2858: Avoid potential DOS when using QEMU pseudo random number generator (bsc#970036)

- CVE-2016-2857: Fixed OOB access when processing IP checksums (bsc#970037)

- CVE-2016-4001: Fixed OOB access in Stellaris enet emulated nic (bsc#975128)

- CVE-2016-4002: Fixed OOB access in MIPSnet emulated controller (bsc#975136)

- CVE-2016-4020: Fixed possible host data leakage to guest from TPR access (bsc#975700)

- CVE-2015-3214: Fixed OOB read in i8254 PIC (bsc#934069)

- CVE-2014-9718: Fixed the handling of malformed or short ide PRDTs to avoid any opportunity for guest to cause DoS by abusing that interface (bsc#928393)

- CVE-2014-3689: Fixed insufficient parameter validation in rectangle functions (bsc#901508)

- CVE-2014-3615: The VGA emulator in QEMU allowed local guest users to read host memory by setting the display to a high resolution (bsc#895528).

- CVE-2015-5239: Integer overflow in vnc_client_read() and protocol_client_msg() (bsc#944463).

- CVE-2015-5745: Buffer overflow in virtio-serial (bsc#940929).

- CVE-2015-7295: hw/virtio/virtio.c in the Virtual Network Device (virtio-net) support in QEMU, when big or mergeable receive buffers are not supported, allowed remote attackers to cause a denial of service (guest network consumption) via a flood of jumbo frames on the (1) tuntap or (2) macvtap interface (bsc#947159).

- CVE-2015-7549: PCI NULL pointer dereferences (bsc#958917).

- CVE-2015-8504: VNC floating point exception (bsc#958491).

- CVE-2015-8558: Infinite loop in ehci_advance_state resulting in DoS (bsc#959005).

- CVE-2015-8567: A guest repeatedly activating a vmxnet3 device can leak host memory (bsc#959386).

- CVE-2015-8568: A guest repeatedly activating a vmxnet3 device can leak host memory (bsc#959386).

- CVE-2015-8613: Wrong sized memset in megasas command handler (bsc#961358).

- CVE-2015-8619: Potential DoS for long HMP sendkey command argument (bsc#960334).

- CVE-2015-8743: OOB memory access in ne2000 ioport r/w functions (bsc#960725).

- CVE-2015-8744: Incorrect l2 header validation could have lead to a crash via assert(2) call (bsc#960835).

- CVE-2015-8745: Reading IMR registers could have lead to a crash via assert(2) call (bsc#960708).

- CVE-2016-1568: AHCI use-after-free in aio port commands (bsc#961332).

- CVE-2016-1714: Potential OOB memory access in processing firmware configuration (bsc#961691).

- CVE-2016-1922: NULL pointer dereference when processing hmp i/o command (bsc#962320).

- CVE-2016-1981: Potential DoS (infinite loop) in e1000 device emulation by malicious privileged user within guest (bsc#963782).

- CVE-2016-2198: Malicious privileged guest user were able to cause DoS by writing to read-only EHCI capabilities registers (bsc#964413).

This non-security issue was fixed

- bsc#886378: qemu truncates vhd images in virt-rescue

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-SERVER-12-2016-924=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 :

zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-2016-924=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91660

File Name: suse_SU-2016-1560-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/17

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-curl-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-rbd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-block-rbd-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-debugsource, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-guest-agent-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-s390-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-tools-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-x86, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:qemu-x86-debuginfo, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3615, CVE-2014-3689, CVE-2014-9718, CVE-2015-3214, CVE-2015-5239, CVE-2015-5745, CVE-2015-7295, CVE-2015-7549, CVE-2015-8504, CVE-2015-8558, CVE-2015-8567, CVE-2015-8568, CVE-2015-8613, CVE-2015-8619, CVE-2015-8743, CVE-2015-8744, CVE-2015-8745, CVE-2015-8817, CVE-2015-8818, CVE-2016-1568, CVE-2016-1714, CVE-2016-1922, CVE-2016-1981, CVE-2016-2198, CVE-2016-2538, CVE-2016-2841, CVE-2016-2857, CVE-2016-2858, CVE-2016-3710, CVE-2016-3712, CVE-2016-4001, CVE-2016-4002, CVE-2016-4020, CVE-2016-4037, CVE-2016-4439, CVE-2016-4441, CVE-2016-4952

BID: 69654, 70997, 73316, 75273

OSVDB: 111030, 114397, 120289, 123468, 125847, 127119, 127769, 131399, 131668, 131793, 131824, 132136, 132210, 132257, 132466, 132467, 132549, 132550, 132759, 132798, 133524, 133811, 134888, 135159, 135279, 135305, 135338, 136948, 136949, 137159, 137352, 138373, 138374, 138741, 138742, 138951