RHSA-2010:0628 - Security Advisory
Moderate: vdsm22 security and bug fix update
Security Advisory: Moderate
Updated vdsm22 packages that fix one security issue and multiple bugs are
now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.5.
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.
VDSM is a management module that serves as a Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization Manager agent on Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Hypervisor or Red Hat Enterprise Linux hosts.
Note: This update has been tested and is supported on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.5 (with all appropriate post-GA 5.5-specific updates).
A flaw was found in the way VDSM accepted SSL connections. An attacker
could trigger this flaw by creating a crafted SSL connection to VDSM,
preventing VDSM from accepting SSL connections from other users.
These updated vdsm22 packages also fix the following bugs:
- suspend-to-file hibernation failed for huge guests due to the migration
and hibernation constant values being too short for huge guests. This
update makes the timeouts proportional to guest RAM size, thus allowing
suspension of huge guests in all cases except where storage is unbearably
- under certain circumstances, restarting a VDSM that was being used as a
Storage Pool Manager killed all system processes on the host. With this
update, stopping VDSM is ensured to kill only the processes that it
started, and the VDSM SIGTERM handler is not run concurrently. With these
changes, all processes on the host are no longer killed when VDSM is
- when VDSM was requested to "start in paused mode", it incorrectly
reported virtual guest state as "WaitForLaunch" instead of "Paused", which
led to the virtual guest being inaccessible from Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization Manager. With this update, VDSM reports such virtual guests
as "Paused", and users are able to connect to the virtual guest display.
Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager 2.2 users with Red Hat Enterprise
Linux hosts should install these updated packages, which resolve these
issues. Alternatively, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager can
install the new package automatically.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
- Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 5 x86_64
- BZ - 622928 - CVE-2010-2811 vdsm: SSL accept() blocks on a non-blocking Connection
Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 5