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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-121

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-121
Posted Apr 11, 2013
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-121 - A flaw was found in how qemu, in snapshot mode (-snapshot command line argument), handled the creation and opening of the temporary file used to store the difference of the virtualized guest's read-only image and the current state. In snapshot mode, bdrv_open() creates an empty temporary file without checking for any mkstemp() or close() failures; it also ignores the possibility of a buffer overrun given an exceptionally long /tmp. Because qemu re-opens that file after creation, it is possible to race qemu and insert a symbolic link with the same expected name as the temporary file, pointing to an attacker-chosen file. This can be used to either overwrite the destination file with the privileges of the user running qemu , or to point to an attacker-readable file that could expose data from the guest to the attacker. A flaw was found in the way QEMU handled VT100 terminal escape sequences when emulating certain character devices. A guest user with privileges to write to a character device that is emulated on the host using a virtual console back-end could use this flaw to crash the qemu-kvm process on the host or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host. It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware does. This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not discard such frames.

tags | advisory, overflow
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-2652, CVE-2012-3515, CVE-2012-6075
SHA-256 | 0f5d0689948e74e63089abe6af1a0447a0fe343b5e6c2298fef30b4a9d5cf5b8

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2013-121

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Mandriva Linux Security Advisory MDVSA-2013:121
http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/
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Package : qemu
Date : April 10, 2013
Affected: Business Server 1.0
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Problem Description:

Updated qemu packages fix security vulnerability:

A flaw was found in how qemu, in snapshot mode (-snapshot command
line argument), handled the creation and opening of the temporary
file used to store the difference of the virtualized guest's read-only
image and the current state. In snapshot mode, bdrv_open() creates an
empty temporary file without checking for any mkstemp() or close()
failures; it also ignores the possibility of a buffer overrun
given an exceptionally long /tmp. Because qemu re-opens that file
after creation, it is possible to race qemu and insert a symbolic
link with the same expected name as the temporary file, pointing
to an attacker-chosen file. This can be used to either overwrite
the destination file with the privileges of the user running qemu
(typically root), or to point to an attacker-readable file that could
expose data from the guest to the attacker (CVE-2012-2652).

A flaw was found in the way QEMU handled VT100 terminal escape
sequences when emulating certain character devices. A guest user
with privileges to write to a character device that is emulated on
the host using a virtual console back-end could use this flaw to
crash the qemu-kvm process on the host or, possibly, escalate their
privileges on the host (CVE-2012-3515).

It was discovered that the e1000 emulation code in QEMU does not
enforce frame size limits in the same way as the real hardware
does. This could trigger buffer overflows in the guest operating system
driver for that network card, assuming that the host system does not
discard such frames (which it will by default) (CVE-2012-6075).
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References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-2652
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-3515
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-6075
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0185
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2012-0263
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Support/Advisories/MGASA-2013-0025
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Updated Packages:

Mandriva Business Server 1/X86_64:
2077322ff415a0f63921650be5b4d7fa mbs1/x86_64/qemu-1.0-8.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
a4741d08a3dedd1007296ac535ecce83 mbs1/x86_64/qemu-img-1.0-8.1.mbs1.x86_64.rpm
4e9cead8b0e57eec5c5e36abf0318efa mbs1/SRPMS/qemu-1.0-8.1.mbs1.src.rpm
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To upgrade automatically use MandrivaUpdate or urpmi. The verification
of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.

All packages are signed by Mandriva for security. You can obtain the
GPG public key of the Mandriva Security Team by executing:

gpg --recv-keys --keyserver pgp.mit.edu 0x22458A98

You can view other update advisories for Mandriva Linux at:

http://www.mandriva.com/en/support/security/advisories/

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact

security_(at)_mandriva.com
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID
pub 1024D/22458A98 2000-07-10 Mandriva Security Team
<security*mandriva.com>
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