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QEMU regression

2024-06-0600:00:00
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qemu
regression
vulnerabilities
fix
ubuntu
denial of service
cve-2023-2861
cve-2020-14394
cve-2021-3611
cve-2021-3638
cve-2023-1544
cve-2023-3180
cve-2023-3255
cve-2023-3301
cve-2023-3354
cve-2023-40360
cve-2023-4135
cve-2023-42467

CVSS2

2.1

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

8.8

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

Low

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

52.4%

Releases

  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Packages

  • qemu - Machine emulator and virtualizer

Details

USN-6567-1 fixed vulnerabilities QEMU. The fix for CVE-2023-2861 was too
restrictive and introduced a behaviour change leading to a regression in
certain environments. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory 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)

OSVersionArchitecturePackageVersionFilename
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-system< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-block-extra< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-block-extra-dbgsym< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-guest-agent< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-guest-agent-dbgsym< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-system-arm< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-system-arm-dbgsym< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-system-common< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
Ubuntu22.04noarchqemu-system-common-dbgsym< 1:6.2+dfsg-2ubuntu6.21UNKNOWN
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CVSS2

2.1

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

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

CVSS3

8.8

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

AI Score

8.3

Confidence

Low

EPSS

0.002

Percentile

52.4%