RHEL 5 : rhev-hypervisor5 (RHSA-2012:0488)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79286


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


An updated rhev-hypervisor5 package that fixes three security issues and one bug is now available.

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.

The rhev-hypervisor5 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.

A flaw was found in the way libtasn1 decoded DER data. An attacker could create a carefully-crafted X.509 certificate that, when parsed by an application that uses GnuTLS, could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2012-1569)

A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS decrypted malformed TLS records.
This could cause a TLS/SSL client or server to crash when processing a specially crafted TLS record from a remote TLS/SSL connection peer.

An integer overflow flaw was found in the implementation of the printf functions family. This 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.

Red Hat would like to thank Matthew Hall of Mu Dynamics for reporting CVE-2012-1569 and CVE-2012-1573.

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-2011-4128 (gnutls issue)

CVE-2012-1583 (kernel issue)

CVE-2011-3045 (libpng issue)

CVE-2012-0884 and CVE-2012-1165 (openssl issues)

Further information on the changes made to the package is available on the relevant errata :


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


Update the affected rhev-hypervisor5 and / or rhev-hypervisor5-tools packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79286

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2012-0488.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/17

Modified: 2017/10/16

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-hypervisor5, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rhev-hypervisor5-tools, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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: 2012/04/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3045, CVE-2011-4128, CVE-2012-0864, CVE-2012-0884, CVE-2012-1165, CVE-2012-1569, CVE-2012-1573, CVE-2012-1583

BID: 52201, 52667, 52668

OSVDB: 81441

RHSA: 2012:0488