Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL5.x x86_64 (20140212)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 72476

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Note: The following procedure must be performed before this update will take effect :

1) Stop all KVM guest virtual machines.

2) Either reboot the hypervisor machine or, as the root user, remove (using 'modprobe -r [module]') and reload (using 'modprobe [module]') all of the following modules which are currently running (determined using 'lsmod'): kvm, ksm, kvm-intel or kvm-amd.

3) Restart the KVM guest virtual machines.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?328fa226

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72476

File Name: sl_20140212_kvm_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/13/2014

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kmod-kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kmod-kvm-debug, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kvm, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kvm-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kvm-qemu-img, p-cpe:/a:fermilab:scientific_linux:kvm-tools, x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/12/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/14/2013

Reference Information

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