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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3649-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3649-1
Posted May 16, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3649-1 - Cyrille Chatras discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain PS2 values during migration. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Cyrille Chatras discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled multiboot. An attacker 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. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-16845, CVE-2018-7550, CVE-2018-7858
MD5 | 328c7fe35bf9b4dcb186ccdd37961b7e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3649-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3649-1
May 16, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in QEMU.

Software Description:
- qemu: Machine emulator and virtualizer

Details:

Cyrille Chatras discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled certain PS2 values
during migration. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause QEMU
to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-16845)

Cyrille Chatras discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled multiboot. An
attacker 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-2018-7550)

Ross Lagerwall discovered that QEMU incorrectly handled the Cirrus VGA
device. 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 17.10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-7858)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
qemu-system 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-arm 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-mips 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-ppc 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-s390x 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-sparc 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
qemu-system-x86 1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
qemu-system 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-aarch64 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-arm 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-mips 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-ppc 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-s390x 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-sparc 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
qemu-system-x86 1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
qemu-system 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-aarch64 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-arm 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-mips 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-ppc 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-s390x 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-sparc 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
qemu-system-x86 1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
qemu-system 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-aarch64 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-arm 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-mips 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-ppc 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-sparc 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41
qemu-system-x86 2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3649-1
CVE-2017-16845, CVE-2018-7550, CVE-2018-7858

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:2.11+dfsg-1ubuntu7.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:2.10+dfsg-0ubuntu3.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/1:2.5+dfsg-5ubuntu10.28
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/qemu/2.0.0+dfsg-2ubuntu1.41

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