Oracle Linux 6 : qemu-kvm (ELSA-2017-0352)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0352 :

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.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution
for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide
the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es) :

* Quick emulator (QEMU) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA Emulator
support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. The issue
could occur while copying VGA data in cirrus_bitblt_cputovideo. A
privileged user inside guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU
process OR potentially execute arbitrary code on host with privileges
of the QEMU process. (CVE-2017-2620)

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006743.html

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97485 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2620

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