RHSA-2016:0081 - 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.
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.
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:
- Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1296060 - CVE-2016-1714 Qemu: nvram: OOB r/w access in processing firmware configurations
Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6