RHEL 6 : rhev-hypervisor6 (RHSA-2013:1260)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 78972


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


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

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.

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.

Upgrade Note: If you upgrade the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor through the 3.2 Manager administration portal, the Host may appear with the status of 'Install Failed'. If this happens, place the host into maintenance mode, then activate it again to get the host back to an 'Up' state.

A flaw was found in the way concurrent access to the clients ring buffer was performed in the spice-server library. A remote user able to initiate a SPICE connection to a guest could use this flaw to crash the guest. (CVE-2013-4130)

This issue was discovered by David Gibson of Red Hat.

This update also contains the fix from the following errata :

* vdsm: RHBA-2013:1261 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2013-1261.html

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


Update the affected rhev-hypervisor6 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 78972

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-1260.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2013/09/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4130

BID: 61192

RHSA: 2013:1260