Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1128-1] qemu-kvm security update)

Published: 2018-02-06 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
qemu-kvm on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6+deb7u24. We recommend that you upgrade your qemu-kvm Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Multiple vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu-kvm, a full virtualization solution for Linux hosts on x86 hardware with x86 guests based on the Quick Emulator(Qemu). CVE-2017-14167 Incorrect validation of multiboot headers could result in the execution of arbitrary code. CVE-2017-15038 When using 9pfs qemu-kvm is vulnerable to an information disclosure issue. It could occur while accessing extended attributes of a file due to a race condition. This could be used to disclose heap memory contents of the host.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-14167
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-15038

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/10/msg00008.html

Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.2
Published
2018-02-06
Modified
2019-03-18
Category
Debian Local Security Checks

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