USN-2409-1: QEMU vulnerabilities

13 November 2014

Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.

Releases

Packages

  • qemu - Machine emulator and virtualizer
  • qemu-kvm - Machine emulator and virtualizer

Details

Laszlo Ersek discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled memory in the vga
device. A malicious guest could possibly use this issue to read arbitrary
host memory. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.10.
(CVE-2014-3615)

Xavier Mehrenberger and Stephane Duverger discovered that QEMU incorrectly
handled certain udp packets when using guest networking. A malicious guest
could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2014-3640)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled parameter validation in
the vmware_vga device. A malicious guest could possibly use this issue to
write into memory of the host, leading to privilege escalation.
(CVE-2014-3689)

It was discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled USB xHCI controller live
migration. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-5263)

Michael S. Tsirkin discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled memory in the
ACPI PCI hotplug interface. A malicious guest could possibly use this issue
to access memory of the host, leading to information disclosure or
privilege escalation. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
(CVE-2014-5388)

James Spadaro discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain VNC
bytes_per_pixel values. An attacker having access to a VNC console could
possibly use this issue to cause a guest to crash, resulting in a denial of
service. (CVE-2014-7815)