Ubuntu 17.04 : qemu vulnerabilities (USN-3268-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99686
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Synopsis

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

Description

Zhenhao Hong discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU device. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-10028)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the JAZZ RC4030 device. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8667)

Jann Horn discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VirtFS directory sharing. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to access files on the host file system outside of the shared directory and possibly escalate their privileges. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile. (CVE-2016-9602)

Gerd Hoffmann discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Cirrus VGA device when being used with a VNC connection. 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-2016-9603)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU device. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to leak contents of host memory. (CVE-2016-9908)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU device. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9912, CVE-2017-5552, CVE-2017-5578)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VirtFS directory sharing. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2016-9914)

Jiang Xin and Wjjzhang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SDHCI device emulation. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-5987)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB OHCI controller emulation. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to hang, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2017-6505).

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/3268-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99686

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3268-1.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/26/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

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: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:17.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/25/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/4/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-10028, CVE-2016-8667, CVE-2016-9602, CVE-2016-9603, CVE-2016-9908, CVE-2016-9912, CVE-2016-9914, CVE-2017-5552, CVE-2017-5578, CVE-2017-5987, CVE-2017-6505

USN: 3268-1