Sicherheit: Denial of Service in QEMU
||Denial of Service in QEMU
||Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
||Do, 28. Januar 2016, 23:38
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2016:0085-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0085.html
Issue date: 2016-01-28
CVE Names: CVE-2016-1714
Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6.
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
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6 - x86_64
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm-rhev package provides the
user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.
An out-of-bounds read/write flaw was discovered in the way QEMU's Firmware
Configuration device emulation processed certain firmware configurations.
A privileged (CAP_SYS_RAWIO) guest user could use this flaw to crash the
QEMU process instance or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host
with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2016-1714)
Red Hat would like to thank Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting this
All qemu-kvm-rhev users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing
this update, shut down all running virtual machines. Once all virtual
machines have shut down, start them again for this update to take effect.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1296060 - CVE-2016-1714 Qemu: nvram: OOB r/w access in processing firmware
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6:
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Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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