RHEL 6 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2016:0997)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) 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 packages provide
the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* An out-of-bounds read/write access flaw was found in the way QEMU's
VGA emulation with VESA BIOS Extensions (VBE) support performed
read/write operations via I/O port methods. A privileged guest user
could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the
privileges of the host's QEMU process. (CVE-2016-3710)

Red Hat would like to thank Wei Xiao (360 Marvel Team) and Qinghao
Tang (360 Marvel Team) for reporting this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2016-3710.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0997.html

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91038 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3710

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