CentOS 6 : qemu-kvm (CESA-2016:1585)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92826

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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

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

Description

An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) 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 packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* Quick emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio framework is vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation issue. It was found that a malicious guest user could submit more requests than the virtqueue size permits.
Processing a request allocates a VirtQueueElement and therefore causes unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest.
(CVE-2016-5403)

Red Hat would like to thank hongzhenhao (Marvel Team) for reporting this issue.

Solution

Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1614052d

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92826

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-1585.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/08/10

Updated: 2020/01/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5403

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/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 Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5403

RHSA: 2016:1585