RHEL 6 : Virtualization Manager (RHSA-2014:1161)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79046


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 3.4.2 is now available.

Red Hat Product Security 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.

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager is a visual tool for centrally managing collections of virtual servers running Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Microsoft Windows. This package also includes the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager API, a set of scriptable commands that give administrators the ability to perform queries and operations on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

The Manager is a JBoss Application Server application that provides several interfaces through which the virtual environment can be accessed and interacted with, including an Administration Portal, a User Portal, and a Representational State Transfer (REST) Application Programming Interface (API).

It was discovered that, when loading XML/RSDL documents, the oVirt Engine back end module used an insecure DocumentBuilderFactory. A remote, authenticated attacker could use this flaw to read files accessible to the user running the ovirt-engine server, and potentially perform other more advanced XML External Entity (XXE) attacks. (CVE-2014-3573)

This issue was discovered by Arun Babu Neelicattu of Red Hat Product Security.

These updated Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager packages also include numerous bug fixes and various enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.4 Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant of these changes.

All Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which resolve these issues and add these enhancements.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79046

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2014-1161.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/08

Modified: 2015/01/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-backend, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-dbscripts, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-restapi, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup-base, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup-plugin-allinone, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup-plugin-ovirt-engine, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup-plugin-ovirt-engine-common, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-setup-plugin-websocket-proxy, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-tools, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-userportal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-webadmin-portal, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhevm-websocket-proxy, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/09/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3573

BID: 69665

OSVDB: 110811

RHSA: 2014:1161