Oracle Linux 6 : qemu-kvm (ELSA-2015-1833)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2015:1833 :

Updated qemu-kvm packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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 package provides
the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

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 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 :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2015-September/005431.html

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm 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: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86095 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5165

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