USN-3125-1: QEMU vulnerabilities

9 November 2016

qemu, qemu-kvm vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • 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

Zhenhao Hong discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-5403)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6833, CVE-2016-6834, CVE-2016-6888)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. 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. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6835)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE VMXNET3 network card emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host memory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-6836)

Felix Wilhelm discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host files. (CVE-2016-7116)

Li Qiang and Tom Victor discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE PVSCSI paravirtual SCSI bus emulation support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7155)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled VMWARE PVSCSI paravirtual SCSI bus emulation support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7156, CVE-2016-7421)

Tom Victor discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled LSI SAS1068 host bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7157)

Hu Chaojian discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled xlnx.xps-ethernetlite emulation support. 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-2016-7161)

Qinghao Tang and Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the VMWare VGA module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-7170)

Qinghao Tang and Zhenhao Hong discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio module. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7422)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled LSI SAS1068 host bus emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7423)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7466)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled ColdFire Fast Ethernet Controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-7908)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled AMD PC-Net II emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-7909)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Virtio GPU support. A privileged 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 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-7994)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB EHCI emulation support. A privileged 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 16.10. (CVE-2016-7995)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI controller support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8576)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8577, CVE-2016-8578)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Rocker switch emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-8668)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Intel HDA controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8909)

Andrew Henderson discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled RTL8139 ethernet controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-8910)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Intel i8255x ethernet controller emulation support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9101)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to cause QEMU to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2016-9102, CVE-2016-9104, CVE-2016-9105)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged attacker inside the guest could use this issue to possibly to obtain sensitive host memory. (CVE-2016-9103)

Li Qiang discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled Plan 9 File System (9pfs) support. A privileged 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, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. (CVE-2016-9106)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.10
qemu-system - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-aarch64 - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-arm - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-mips - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-misc - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-ppc - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-s390x - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-sparc - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
qemu-system-x86 - 1:2.6.1+dfsg-0ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
qemu-system - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-aarch64 - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-arm - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-mips - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-misc - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-ppc - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-s390x - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-sparc - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
qemu-system-x86 - 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.6
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
qemu-system - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-aarch64 - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-arm - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-mips - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-misc - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-ppc - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-sparc - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
qemu-system-x86 - 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.30
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
qemu-kvm - 1.0+noroms-0ubuntu14.31

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References