RHEL 6 : rhev-hypervisor6 (RHSA-2012:1200)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78931


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes multiple security issues and various bugs is now available.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate 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.

The rhev-hypervisor6 package provides a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO disk image. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is a dedicated Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. It includes everything necessary to run and manage virtual machines: A subset of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating environment and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Agent.

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is only available for the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions.

Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406)

This updated package provides updated components that include fixes for various security issues. These issues have no security impact on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor itself, however. The security fixes included in this update address the following CVE numbers :

CVE-2012-3817 (bind issue)

CVE-2012-3571 and CVE-2012-3954 (dhcp issues)

CVE-2011-1078 and CVE-2012-2383 (kernel issues)

CVE-2012-1013 and CVE-2012-1015 (krb5 issues)

CVE-2012-0441 (nss issue)

CVE-2012-2668 (openldap issue)

CVE-2012-2337 (sudo issue)

Users of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issues.


Update the affected rhev-hypervisor6 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78931

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-1200.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhev-hypervisor6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406

BID: 54374

OSVDB: 88150

RHSA: 2012:1200