Oracle Linux 7 : qemu-kvm (ELSA-2017-1681)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1681 :

An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm package provides
the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* Quick Emulator (QEMU) built with Network Block Device (NBD) Server
support was vulnerable to a NULL pointer dereference issue. The flaw
could occur when releasing a client, which was not initialized due to
failed negotiation. A remote user or process could exploit this flaw
to crash the qemu-nbd server (denial of service). (CVE-2017-9524)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-July/007038.html

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101251 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-9524

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