Oracle Linux 6 : qemu-kvm (ELSA-2017-0621)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:0621 :

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 Moderate. 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) :

* An integer overflow flaw and an out-of-bounds read flaw were found
in the way QEMU's VGA emulator set certain VGA registers while in VBE
mode. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the QEMU
process instance. (CVE-2016-3712)

Red Hat would like to thank Zuozhi Fzz (Alibaba Inc.) for reporting
this issue.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.9 Release Notes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9
Technical Notes linked from the References section.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2017-March/006805.html

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-kvm packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 99064 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3712

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