RHEL 6 : qemu-kvm-rhev (RHSA-2015:1740)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix one security issue and one bug
are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate
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-rhev package
provides the user-space component for running virtual machines using
KVM in environments managed by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Manager.

An information leak flaw was found in the way QEMU's RTL8139 emulation
implementation processed network packets under RTL8139 controller's C+
mode of operation. An unprivileged guest user could use this flaw to
read up to 65 KB of uninitialized QEMU heap memory. (CVE-2015-5165)

Red Hat would like to thank the Xen project for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Donghai Zhu of Alibaba as the original reporter.

All users of qemu-kvm-rhev 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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2015-5165.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-1740.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86000 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5165

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