Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL7.x x86_64 (20161103)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 95858
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Synopsis

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

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)

Additional Changes :

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?333a2deb

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95858

File Name: sl_20161103_qemu_kvm_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: 3.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/15/2016

Updated: 1/14/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-common, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:qemu-kvm-tools, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/3/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/11/2016

Reference Information

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