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Category:   Device (Router/Bridge/Hub)  >   F5 BIG-IP Vendors:   F5 Networks
(F5 Networks Issues Advisory for F5 BIG-IP) QEMU Floppy Disk Controller Emulation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1032411
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1032411
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-3456   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 28 2015
Impact:   User access via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.0.0 - 11.6.0; See vendor advisory for specific version numbers
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in QEMU. A local user on the guest system can obtain elevated privileges on the target host system. F5 BIG-IP is affected.

A local user on the guest system can supply specially crafted commands (e.g., FD_CMD_READ_ID, FD_CMD_DRIVE_SPECIFICATION_COMMAND) to trigger a memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target host system with the privileges of the QEMU process on the host.

VMware, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Bochs hypervisors are not affected.

The original advisory is available at:

http://venom.crowdstrike.com/

Jason Geffner, CrowdStrike Senior Security Researcher, reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A local user on the guest system can obtain elevated privileges on the target host system.
Solution:   F5 Networks has issued an advisory for F5 BIG-IP.

No solution was available at the time of this entry.

Versions prior to 11.0.0 are not affected.

The F5 Networks advisory is available at:

https://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/16000/600/sol16620.html

Vendor URL:  support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/16000/600/sol16620.html (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
May 13 2015 QEMU Floppy Disk Controller Emulation Flaw Lets Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges



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