ESB-2018.3762 - [FreeBSD] bhyve: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-12-05

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                               ESB-2018.3762
           Insufficient bounds checking in bhyve(8) device model
                              5 December 2018

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Product:           bhyve
Publisher:         FreeBSD
Operating System:  FreeBSD
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-17160  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://security.freebsd.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-18:14.bhyve.asc

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FreeBSD-SA-18:14.bhyve                                      Security Advisory
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:          Insufficient bounds checking in bhyve(8) device model

Category:       core
Module:         bhyve
Announced:      2018-12-04
Credits:        Reno Robert
Affects:        All supported versions of FreeBSD.
Corrected:      2018-12-04 18:32:50 UTC (stable/11, 11.2-STABLE)
                2018-12-04 18:38:32 UTC (releng/11.2, 11.2-RELEASE-p6)
CVE Name:       CVE-2018-17160

For general information regarding FreeBSD Security Advisories,
including descriptions of the fields above, security branches, and the
following sections, please visit <URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/>.

I.   Background

The bhyve hypervisor uses the bhyve(8) program to emulate support for most
virtual devices used by guest operating systems.

II.  Problem Description

Insufficient bounds checking in one of the device models provided by bhyve(8)
can permit a guest operating system to overwrite memory in the bhyve(8)
processing possibly permitting arbitary code execution.

III. Impact

A guest OS using a firmware image can cause the bhyve process to crash, or
possibly execute arbitrary code on the host as root.

IV.  Workaround

The device model in question is only enabled when booting guests with a
firmware image such as the UEFI images from the bhyve-firmware package.
Guests booted using bhyveload(8) or grub2-bhyve are not affected.  Guests
using operating systems supported by bhyveload(8) or grub2-bhyve can be
booted using these tools as a workaround.

No workaround is available for guest operating systems such as Windows that
require a firmware image.

V.   Solution

Perform one of the following:

Upgrade your vulnerable system to a supported FreeBSD stable or
release / security branch (releng) dated after the correction date.

1) To update your vulnerable system via a binary patch:

Systems running a RELEASE version of FreeBSD on the i386 or amd64
platforms can be updated via the freebsd-update(8) utility:

# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install

Afterward, restart guests using firmware images.

2) To update your vulnerable system via a source code patch:

The following patches have been verified to apply to the applicable
FreeBSD release branches.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

# fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-18:14/bhyve.patch
# fetch https://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/SA-18:14/bhyve.patch.asc
# gpg --verify bhyve.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.  Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile the operating system using buildworld and installworld as
described in <URL:https://www.FreeBSD.org/handbook/makeworld.html>.

Afterward, restart guests using firmware images.

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the correction revision numbers for each
affected branch.

Branch/path                                                      Revision
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stable/11/                                                        r341486
releng/11.2/                                                      r341488
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To see which files were modified by a particular revision, run the
following command, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number, on a
machine with Subversion installed:

# svn diff -cNNNNNN --summarize svn://svn.freebsd.org/base

Or visit the following URL, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number:

<URL:https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=NNNNNN>

VII. References

<URL:https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2018-17160>

The latest revision of this advisory is available at
<URL:https://security.FreeBSD.org/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-18:14.bhyve.asc>
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