Oracle Linux 5 : kvm (ELSA-2015-0869)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:0869 :

Updated kvm packages that fix two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. KVM is a Linux kernel module
built for the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

It was found that KVM's Write to Model Specific Register (WRMSR)
instruction emulation would write non-canonical values passed in by
the guest to certain MSRs in the host's context. A privileged guest
user could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2014-3610)

A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's KVM
subsystem handled PIT (Programmable Interval Timer) emulation. A guest
user who has access to the PIT I/O ports could use this flaw to crash
the host. (CVE-2014-3611)

Red Hat would like to thank Lars Bull of Google and Nadav Amit for
reporting the CVE-2014-3610 issue, and Lars Bull of Google for
reporting the CVE-2014-3611 issue.

All kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues. Note: The
procedure in the Solution section must be performed before this update
will take effect.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-April/005015.html

Solution :

Update the affected kvm packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83026 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70742
70743

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3610
CVE-2014-3611

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