Upstream information

CVE-2015-8556 at MITRE

Description

Local privilege escalation vulnerability in the Gentoo QEMU package before 2.5.0-r1.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 10 6
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network Local
Access Complexity Low High
Authentication None Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete Complete
Integrity Impact Complete Complete
Availability Impact Complete Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

The virtfs-proxy-helper does not have special privileges in SUSE and openSUSE, so we are not affected by this problem. A fix to the code will be added in a later update.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 958993 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.


Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification.

Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 kvm Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP4 kvm Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 GA qemu Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12 SP1 qemu Unsupported
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP3 qemu Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise SDK 11 SP4 qemu Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 kvm Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 kvm Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 GA qemu Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP1 qemu Unsupported