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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6567-1
January 08, 2024

qemu vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.

Software Description:
- qemu: Machine emulator and virtualizer

Details:

Gaoning Pan and Xingwei Li discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the
USB xHCI controller device. A privileged guest attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14394)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the TCG Accelerator. A
local attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code and esclate
privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-24165)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Intel HD audio device.
A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.
(CVE-2021-3611)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the ATI VGA device. A
malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.
(CVE-2021-3638)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VMWare paravirtual RDMA
device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to
crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2023-1544)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the 9p passthrough
filesystem. A malicious guest attacker could possibly use this issue to
open special files and escape the exported 9p tree. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04.
(CVE-2023-2861)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the virtual crypto device.
A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04.
(CVE-2023-3180)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the built-in VNC server.
A remote authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU
to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3255)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled net device hot-unplugging.
A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3301)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the built-in VNC server.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04
LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3354)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NVME devices. A malicious
guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-40360)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NVME devices. A malicious
guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. This issue
only affected Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-4135)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SCSI devices. A malicious
guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a
denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10.
(CVE-2023-42467)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain disk offsets. A
malicious guest attacker could possibly use this issue to gain control of
the host in certain nested virtualization scenarios. (CVE-2023-5088)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 23.10:
   qemu-system                     1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-arm                 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-mips                1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-misc                1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-ppc                 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-s390x               1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-sparc               1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-x86                 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-x86-xen             1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   qemu-system-xen                 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2

Ubuntu 23.04:
   qemu-system                     1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-arm                 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-mips                1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-misc                1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-ppc                 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-s390x               1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-sparc               1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-x86                 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-x86-xen             1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   qemu-system-xen                 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
   qemu                            1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-arm                 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-mips                1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-misc                1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-ppc                 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-s390x               1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-sparc               1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-x86                 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-x86-microvm         1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   qemu-system-x86-xen             1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
   qemu                            1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system                     1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-arm                 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-mips                1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-misc                1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-ppc                 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-s390x               1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-sparc               1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-x86                 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-x86-microvm         1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28
   qemu-system-x86-xen             1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28

After a standard system update you need to restart all QEMU virtual
machines to make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6567-1
   CVE-2020-14394, CVE-2020-24165, CVE-2021-3611, CVE-2021-3638,
   CVE-2023-1544, CVE-2023-2861, CVE-2023-3180, CVE-2023-3255,
   CVE-2023-3301, CVE-2023-3354, CVE-2023-40360, CVE-2023-4135,
   CVE-2023-42467, CVE-2023-5088

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28

Ubuntu 6567-1: QEMU vulnerabilities

January 8, 2024
Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 23.10 - Ubuntu 23.04 - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in QEMU. Software Description: - qemu: Machine emulator and virtualizer Details: Gaoning Pan and Xingwei Li discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the USB xHCI controller device. A privileged guest attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-14394) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the TCG Accelerator. A local attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code and esclate privileges. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2020-24165) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Intel HD audio device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. (CVE-2021-3611) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the ATI VGA device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. (CVE-2021-3638) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VMWare paravirtual RDMA device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2023-1544) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the 9p passthrough filesystem. A malicious guest attacker could possibly use this issue to open special files and escape the exported 9p tree. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-2861) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the virtual crypto device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3180) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the built-in VNC server. A remote authenticated attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to stop responding, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3255) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled net device hot-unplugging. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3301) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the built-in VNC server. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 23.04. (CVE-2023-3354) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NVME devices. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-40360) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled NVME devices. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service, or possibly obtain sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-4135) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled SCSI devices. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, leading to a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10. (CVE-2023-42467) It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain disk offsets. A malicious guest attacker could possibly use this issue to gain control of the host in certain nested virtualization scenarios. (CVE-2023-5088)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 23.10: qemu-system 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-arm 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-mips 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-misc 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-ppc 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-s390x 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-sparc 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-x86 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-x86-xen 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 qemu-system-xen 1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 Ubuntu 23.04: qemu-system 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-arm 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-mips 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-misc 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-ppc 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-s390x 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-sparc 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-x86 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-x86-xen 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 qemu-system-xen 1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: qemu 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-arm 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-mips 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-misc 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-ppc 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-s390x 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-sparc 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-x86 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-x86-microvm 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 qemu-system-x86-xen 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: qemu 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-arm 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-mips 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-misc 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-ppc 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-s390x 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-sparc 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-x86 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-x86-microvm 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 qemu-system-x86-xen 1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28 After a standard system update you need to restart all QEMU virtual machines to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6567-1

CVE-2020-14394, CVE-2020-24165, CVE-2021-3611, CVE-2021-3638,

CVE-2023-1544, CVE-2023-2861, CVE-2023-3180, CVE-2023-3255,

CVE-2023-3301, CVE-2023-3354, CVE-2023-40360, CVE-2023-4135,

CVE-2023-42467, CVE-2023-5088

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6567-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:8.0.4+dfsg-1ubuntu3.23.10.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:7.2+dfsg-5ubuntu2.4 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.16 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:4.2-3ubuntu6.28

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