Debian DLA-845-1 : qemu security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97473

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems :

CVE-2017-2615

The Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator in qemu is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur while copying VGA data via bitblt copy in backward mode.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS OR potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of Qemu process on the host.

CVE-2017-2620

The Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator in qemu is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur while copying VGA data in cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS OR potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of Qemu process on the host.

CVE-2017-5898

The CCID Card device emulator support is vulnerable to an integer overflow flaw. It could occur while passing message via command/responses packets to and from the host.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process on host resulting in DoS.

CVE-2017-5973

The USB xHCI controller emulator support in qemu is vulnerable to an infinite loop issue. It could occur while processing control transfer descriptors' sequence in xhci_kick_epctx.

A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS.

This update also updates the fix CVE-2016-9921 since it was too strict and broke certain guests.

For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u20.

We recommend that you upgrade your qemu 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 packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/03/msg00001.html

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97473

File Name: debian_DLA-845.nasl

Version: 3.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/2/2017

Updated: 6/3/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.3

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.9

Temporal Score: 8.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-keymaps, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-system, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-user, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-user-static, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:qemu-utils, 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: 3/1/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2615, CVE-2017-2620, CVE-2017-5898, CVE-2017-5973

IAVB: 2017-B-0024-S