RHEL 5 : kvm (RHSA-2010:0898)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63959

Synopsis

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

Description

Updated kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team 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. KVM is a Linux kernel module built for the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM handled the reloading of fs and gs segment registers when they had invalid selectors. A privileged host user with access to '/dev/kvm' could use this flaw to crash the host (denial of service). (CVE-2010-3698)

All KVM users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Note: The procedure in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take effect.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2010-3698

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010:0898

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63959

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0898.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/24/2013

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kmod-kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kvm-qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:kvm-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/26/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3698

BID: 44500

RHSA: 2010:0898