Oracle Linux 5 : kvm (ELSA-2014-0163)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72470


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2014:0163 :

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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having Important security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the CVE links 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 divide-by-zero flaw was found in the apic_get_tmcct() function in KVM's Local Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (LAPIC) implementation. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2013-6367)

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way KVM handled virtual APIC accesses that crossed a page boundary. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-6368)

Red Hat would like to thank Andrew Honig of Google for reporting these issues.

All kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Note: the procedure in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take effect.


Update the affected kvm packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72470

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2014-0163.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/02/13

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kmod-kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kmod-kvm-debug, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kvm-qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:kvm-tools, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-6367, CVE-2013-6368

BID: 57420, 58604, 58605, 58607, 64270, 64291

OSVDB: 100985, 100986

RHSA: 2014:0163