RHEL 7 : qemu-kvm-rhev (RHSA-2018:1369)

high Nessus Plugin ID 109755
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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for qemu-kvm-rhev is now available for Red Hat Virtualization 4 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

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.

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

Security Fix(es) :

* QEMU: i386: multiboot OOB access while loading kernel image (CVE-2018-7550)

* QEMU: cirrus: OOB access when updating VGA display (CVE-2018-7858)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Cyrille Chatras (Orange.com) and CERT-CC (Orange.com) for reporting CVE-2018-7550 and Ross Lagerwall (Citrix.com) for reporting CVE-2018-7858.

Bug Fix(es) :

* In certain Red Hat Virtualization (RHV) guest configurations, virtual pass-through devices could not be removed properly. A reference count leak in the QEMU emulator has been removed, and the affected devices are now removed reliably. (BZ#1555213)

* Previously, a raw disk image that was using the '--preallocation=full' option in some cases could not be resized. This problem has been fixed and no longer occurs. (BZ#1566587)

* Due to race conditions in the virtio-blk and virtio-scsi services, the QEMU emulator sometimes terminated unexpectedly when shutting down. The race conditions have been removed, and QEMU now exits gracefully. (BZ#1566586)

* Prior to this update, deleting guest snapshots using the RHV GUI in some cases failed due to an incorrect image-seeking algorithm. This update fixes the underlying code, and guest snapshots in RHV can now be deleted successfully. (BZ#1566369)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 109755

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-1369.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/14/2018

Updated: 10/24/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 8.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-img-rhev, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-common-rhev, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-rhev, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-rhev-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:qemu-kvm-tools-rhev, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 5/10/2018

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/1/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-7550, CVE-2018-7858

RHSA: 2018:1369