RHEL 6 : qemu-kvm (RHSA-2013:1100)
High Nessus Plugin ID 69011
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated qemu-kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important 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. qemu-kvm is the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.
An unquoted search path flaw was found in the way the QEMU Guest Agent service installation was performed on Windows. Depending on the permissions of the directories in the unquoted search path, a local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to have a binary of their choosing executed with SYSTEM privileges. (CVE-2013-2231)
This issue was discovered by Lev Veyde of Red Hat.
All users of qemu-kvm should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue. After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines. Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.