RHEL 7 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2017:0396)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 97512

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 Important. 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 a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* Quick emulator (QEMU) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA emulator support 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 a 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-2017-2615)

* Quick emulator (QEMU) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. The issue could occur while copying VGA data in cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process OR potentially execute arbitrary code on host with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2017-2620)

Red Hat would like to thank Wjjzhang (Tencent.com Inc.) and Li Qiang (360.cn Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2615.

Bug Fix(es) :

* When using the virtio-blk driver on a guest virtual machine with no space on the virtual hard drive, the guest terminated unexpectedly with a 'block I/O error in device' message and the qemu-kvm process exited with a segmentation fault. This update fixes how the system_reset QEMU signal is handled in the above scenario. As a result, if a guest crashes due to no space left on the device, qemu-kvm continues running and the guest can be reset as expected.
(BZ#1420049)

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0396

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2615

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-2620

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 97512

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0396.nasl

Version: 3.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/3/2017

Updated: 10/24/2019

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, 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: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: 3/2/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2615, CVE-2017-2620

RHSA: 2017:0396