Debian DLA-765-1 : qemu-kvm security update

medium Nessus Plugin ID 96100
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in qemu-kvm :

CVE-2016-9911

qemu-kvm built with the USB EHCI Emulation support is vulnerable to a memory leakage issue. It could occur while processing packet data in 'ehci_init_transfer'. A guest user/process could use this issue to leak host memory, resulting in DoS for a host.

CVE-2016-9921, CVE-2016-9922

qemu-kvm built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to a divide by zero issue. It could occur while copying VGA data when cirrus graphics mode was set to be VGA. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process instance on the host, resulting in DoS.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u19.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm packages.

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected kvm, qemu-kvm, and qemu-kvm-dbg packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2016/12/msg00041.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/wheezy/qemu-kvm

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 96100

File Name: debian_DLA-765.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/27/2016

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

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

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-kvm, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-kvm-dbg, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:7.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/26/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9911, CVE-2016-9921, CVE-2016-9922