RHEL 7 : rhev-hypervisor (RHSA-2015:1011) (Venom)
High Nessus Plugin ID 83536
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated rhev-hypervisor packages that fix one security issue are now available.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important 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-hypervisor packages provide 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.
An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the way QEMU's virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) handled FIFO buffer access while processing certain FDC commands. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process corresponding to the guest. (CVE-2015-3456)
Red Hat would like to thank Jason Geffner of CrowdStrike for reporting this issue.
Users of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to upgrade to this updated package.
SolutionUpdate the affected rhev-hypervisor6 package.