RHEL 7 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2016:2585)

low Nessus Plugin ID 94548
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VPR Score: 4.4

Synopsis

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) 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) :

* An integer overflow flaw and an out-of-bounds read flaw were found in the way QEMU's VGA emulator set certain VGA registers while in VBE mode. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process instance. (CVE-2016-3712)

* An infinite loop flaw was found in the way QEMU's e1000 NIC emulation implementation processed data using transmit or receive descriptors under certain conditions. A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU instance. (CVE-2016-1981)

Red Hat would like to thank Zuozhi Fzz (Alibaba Inc.) for reporting CVE-2016-3712.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016:2585

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-1981

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2016-3712

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 94548

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2016-2585.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/4/2016

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

VPR Score: 4.4

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-1981, CVE-2016-3712

RHSA: 2016:2585