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Debian Security Advisory DSA 3348-1 (qemu - security update)

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

Debian Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

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

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

6 years ago

Modified

Modified

8 months ago

Summary

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in qemu, a fast processor emulator. CVE-2015-3214 Matt Tait of Google's Project Zero security team discovered a flaw in the QEMU i8254 PIT emulation. A privileged guest user in a guest with QEMU PIT emulation enabled could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. CVE-2015-5154 Kevin Wolf of Red Hat discovered a heap buffer overflow flaw in the IDE subsystem in QEMU while processing certain ATAPI commands. A privileged guest user in a guest with the CDROM drive enabled could potentially use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. CVE-2015-5165 Donghai Zhu discovered that the QEMU model of the RTL8139 network card did not sufficiently validate inputs in the C+ mode offload emulation, allowing a malicious guest to read uninitialized memory from the QEMU process's heap. CVE-2015-5225 Mr Qinghao Tang from QIHU 360 Inc. and Mr Zuozhi from Alibaba Inc discovered a buffer overflow flaw in the VNC display driver leading to heap memory corruption. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to mount a denial of service (QEMU process crash), or potentially to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the hosting QEMU process. CVE-2015-5745 A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the way QEMU handles the virtio-serial device. A malicious guest could use this flaw to mount a denial of service (QEMU process crash).

Affected Software

Affected Software

qemu on Debian Linux

Detection Method

Detection Method

This check tests the installed software version using the apt package manager.

Solution

Solution

For the oldstable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.2+dfsg-6a+deb7u9. The oldstable distribution is only affected by CVE-2015-5165 and CVE-2015-5745 . For the stable distribution (jessie), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.1+dfsg-12+deb8u2. For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 1:2.4+dfsg-1a. We recommend that you upgrade your qemu packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)