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The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
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.
An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the way QEMU's
virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) handled FIFO buffer access while
processing certain FDC commands. A privileged guest user could use
this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code
on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process
corresponding to the guest. (CVE-2015-3456)
Red Hat would like to thank Jason Geffner of CrowdStrike for reporting
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 :
Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true