Ubuntu 2891-1: QEMU vulnerabilities

    Date03 Feb 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2891-1
    February 03, 2016
    
    qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.10
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.
    
    Software Description:
    - qemu: Machine emulator and virtualizer
    - qemu-kvm: Machine emulator and virtualizer
    
    Details:
    
    Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled PCI MSI-X support. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-7549)
    
    Lian Yihan discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VNC server. A
    remote attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a
    denial of service. (CVE-2015-8504)
    
    Felix Wilhelm discovered a race condition in the Xen paravirtualized
    drivers which can cause double fetch vulnerabilities. An attacker in the
    paravirtualized guest could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
    (crash the host) or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host.
    (CVE-2015-8550)
    
    Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB EHCI emulation
    support. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to
    consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8558)
    
    Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the vmxnet3 device.
    An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume
    resources, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8567, CVE-2015-8568)
    
    Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SCSI MegaRAID SAS HBA
    emulation. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU
    to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8613)
    
    Ling Liu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Human Monitor
    Interface. A local attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8619, CVE-2016-1922)
    
    David Alan Gilbert discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Q35 chipset
    emulation when performing VM guest migrations. An attacker could use this
    issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue
    only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8666)
    
    Ling Liu discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the NE2000 device. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2015-8743)
    
    It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the vmxnet3 device. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2015-8744, CVE-2015-8745)
    
    Qinghao Tang discovered that QEMU incorrect handled IDE AHCI emulation. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause a denial of
    service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host as the user running
    the QEMU process. In the default installation, when QEMU is used with
    libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt AppArmor profile.
    (CVE-2016-1568)
    
    Donghai Zhu discovered that QEMU incorrect handled the firmware
    configuration device. An attacker inside the guest could use this issue to
    cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code on the host
    as the user running the QEMU process. In the default installation, when
    QEMU is used with libvirt, attackers would be isolated by the libvirt
    AppArmor profile. (CVE-2016-1714)
    
    It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the e1000 device. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-1981)
    
    Zuozhi Fzz discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled IDE AHCI emulation. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 15.10.
    (CVE-2016-2197)
    
    Zuozhi Fzz discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB EHCI emulation. An
    attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
    resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    and Ubuntu 15.10. (CVE-2016-2198)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.10:
      qemu-system                     1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-aarch64             1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-arm                 1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-mips                1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-misc                1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-ppc                 1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-sparc               1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      qemu-system-x86                 1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      qemu-system                     2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-aarch64             2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-arm                 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-mips                2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-misc                2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-ppc                 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-sparc               2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      qemu-system-x86                 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      qemu-kvm                        1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.27
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart all QEMU virtual
    machines to make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2891-1
      CVE-2015-7549, CVE-2015-8504, CVE-2015-8550, CVE-2015-8558,
      CVE-2015-8567, CVE-2015-8568, CVE-2015-8613, CVE-2015-8619,
      CVE-2015-8666, CVE-2015-8743, CVE-2015-8744, CVE-2015-8745,
      CVE-2016-1568, CVE-2016-1714, CVE-2016-1922, CVE-2016-1981,
      CVE-2016-2197, CVE-2016-2198
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:2.3+dfsg-5ubuntu9.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.22
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu-kvm/1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.27
    
    
    
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