Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities (USN-3125-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 94669

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description

Zhenhao Hong discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-5403)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6833, CVE-2016-6834, CVE-2016-6888)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6835)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host memory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6836)

Felix Wilhelm discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host files.
(CVE-2016-7116)

Li Qiang and Tom Victor discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE PVSCSI paravirtual SCSI bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7155)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE PVSCSI paravirtual SCSI bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7156, CVE-2016-7421)

Tom Victor discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled LSI SAS1068 host bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7157)

Hu Chaojian discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled xlnx.xps-ethernetlite emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile. (CVE-2016-7161)

Qinghao Tang and Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VMware VGA module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-7170)

Qinghao Tang and Zhenhao Hong discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7422)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled LSI SAS1068 host bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7423)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.
(CVE-2016-7466)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled ColdFire Fast Ethernet Controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-7908)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled AMD PC-Net II emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-7909)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.
(CVE-2016-7994)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB EHCI emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7995)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI controller support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.
(CVE-2016-8576)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8577, CVE-2016-8578)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Rocker switch emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10.
(CVE-2016-8668)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Intel HDA controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8909)

Andrew Henderson discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled RTL8139 ethernet controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8910)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Intel i8255x ethernet controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9101)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9102, CVE-2016-9104, CVE-2016-9105)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host memory. (CVE-2016-9103)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-9106).

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

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3125-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 94669

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3125-1.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/10

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-aarch64, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-arm, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-mips, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-misc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-ppc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-s390x, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-sparc, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:qemu-system-x86, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5403, CVE-2016-6833, CVE-2016-6834, CVE-2016-6835, CVE-2016-6836, CVE-2016-6888, CVE-2016-7116, CVE-2016-7155, CVE-2016-7156, CVE-2016-7157, CVE-2016-7161, CVE-2016-7170, CVE-2016-7421, CVE-2016-7422, CVE-2016-7423, CVE-2016-7466, CVE-2016-7908, CVE-2016-7909, CVE-2016-7994, CVE-2016-7995, CVE-2016-8576, CVE-2016-8577, CVE-2016-8578, CVE-2016-8668, CVE-2016-8909, CVE-2016-8910, CVE-2016-9101, CVE-2016-9102, CVE-2016-9103, CVE-2016-9104, CVE-2016-9105, CVE-2016-9106

USN: 3125-1