ALAS-2017-934


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-934
Advisory Release Date: 2017-12-21 22:59 Pacific
Severity: Medium

Issue Overview:

Quick Emulator (QEMU), compiled with the PC System Emulator with multiboot feature support, is vulnerable to an OOB r/w memory access issue. The issue could occur due to an integer overflow while loading a kernel image during a guest boot. A user or process could use this flaw to potentially achieve arbitrary code execution on a host. (CVE-2017-14167 )

Quick emulator (QEMU), compiled with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator support, is vulnerable to an OOB write access issue. The issue could occur while writing to VGA memory via mode4and5 write functions. A privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process resulting in Denial of Serivce (DoS). (CVE-2017-15289 )


Affected Packages:

qemu-kvm


Issue Correction:
Run yum update qemu-kvm to update your system.

New Packages:
src:
    qemu-kvm-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.src

x86_64:
    qemu-kvm-common-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.x86_64
    qemu-kvm-tools-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.x86_64
    qemu-img-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.x86_64
    qemu-kvm-debuginfo-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.x86_64
    qemu-kvm-1.5.3-141.5.amzn1.x86_64