RHEL 6 : rhev-guest-tools-iso (RHSA-2013:0925)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated rhev-guest-tools-iso package that fixes two security issues
and two bugs is now available.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for
each vulnerability from the CVE links in the References section.

The rhev-guest-tools-iso package contains tools and drivers. These
tools and drivers are required by supported Windows guest operating
systems when installed as guests on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

An unquoted search path flaw was found in the way the Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization agent was installed on Windows. Depending on
the permissions of the directories in the unquoted search path, a
local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to have a binary of their
choosing executed with SYSTEM privileges. (CVE-2013-2151)

An unquoted search path flaw was found in the way the SPICE service
was installed on Windows. Depending on the permissions of the
directories in the unquoted search path, a local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to have a binary of their choosing executed with
SYSTEM privileges. (CVE-2013-2152)

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* Previously, when trying to uninstall rhev-guest-tools in Windows
Server 2003 (both 32-bit and 64-bit), an error event was created in
the event viewer saying 'The BalloonService service hung on starting',
even though the package was uninstalled correctly. Now, the balloon
service executable is no longer registered meaning the service is no
longer running by default and rhev-guest-tools can be uninstalled
without any error messages. (BZ#860225, BZ#880278)

All Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization users are advised to upgrade to
this updated rhev-guest-tools-iso package, which resolves these
issues.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-2151.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2013-2152.html
https://access.redhat.com/site/documentation/en-US/
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0925.html

Solution :

Update the affected rhev-guest-tools-iso package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 78962 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60473
60475

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2151
CVE-2013-2152

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now