RHEL 6 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2015:0867)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An updated qemu-kvm package that fixes one security issue and one bug
is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm package provides
the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

It was found that the Cirrus blit region checks were insufficient. A
privileged guest user could use this flaw to write outside of VRAM-
allocated buffer boundaries in the host's QEMU process address space
with attacker-provided data. (CVE-2014-8106)

This issue was found by Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat.

This update also fixes the following bug :

* Previously, the effective downtime during the last phase of a live
migration would sometimes be much higher than the maximum downtime
specified by 'migration_downtime' in vdsm.conf. This problem has been
corrected. The value of 'migration_downtime' is now honored and the
migration is aborted if the downtime cannot be achieved. (BZ#1142756)

All qemu-kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After
installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines. Once
all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update
to take effect.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 82986 ()

Bugtraq ID: 71477

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8106

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