RHSA-2015:1088 - Security Advisory
Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.5.
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
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.
A flaw was found in the way QEMU's AMD PCnet Ethernet emulation handled
multi-TMD packets with a length above 4096 bytes. A privileged guest user
in a guest with an AMD PCNet ethernet card enabled could potentially use
this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the
hosting QEMU process. (CVE-2015-3209)
Red Hat would like to thank Matt Tait of Google's Project Zero security
team for reporting this issue.
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:
- Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1225882 - CVE-2015-3209 qemu: pcnet: multi-tmd buffer overflow in the tx path
Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6