Security update for qemu

SUSE Security Update: Security update for qemu
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2019:2278-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1127077 #1135902 #1139926 #1140402 #1143794
Cross-References: CVE-2019-12155 CVE-2019-13164 CVE-2019-14378
Affected Products:
  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0

An update that solves three vulnerabilities and has two fixes is now available.


This update for qemu fixes the following issues:
Security issues fixed:

  • CVE-2019-14378: Security fix for heap overflow in ip_reass on big packet input (bsc#1143794).
  • CVE-2019-12155: Security fix for null pointer dereference while releasing spice resources (bsc#1135902).
  • CVE-2019-13164: Security fix for qemu-bridge-helper ACL can be bypassed when names are too long (bsc#1140402).

Bug fixes:
  • Provide qcow2 L2 caching improvements, which allows for better storage performance in certain configurations (bsc#1139926, ECO-130).
  • Fix setting speed of migration while vm uses hugepages (bsc#1127077).

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0:
    To install this update, use the SUSE CaaS Platform Velum dashboard. It will inform you if it detects new updates and let you then trigger updating of the complete cluster in a controlled way.

Package List:

  • SUSE CaaS Platform 3.0 (x86_64):
    • qemu-debugsource-2.9.1-6.41.1
    • qemu-guest-agent-2.9.1-6.41.1
    • qemu-guest-agent-debuginfo-2.9.1-6.41.1