RHSA-2016:0087 - Security Advisory
Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
Security Advisory: Important
Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix two security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores, which give
detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability from the
CVE links in the References section.
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 use-after-free flaw was found in the way QEMU's IDE AHCI emulator
processed certain AHCI Native Command Queuing (NCQ) AIO commands.
A privileged 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-2016-1568)
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 Qinghao Tang of Qihoo 360 Marvel Team for
reporting the CVE-2016-1568 issue, and Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting
the CVE-2016-1714 issue.
All qemu-kvm-rhev users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain backported patches to correct these issues. 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 OpenStack 6.0 x86_64
- BZ - 1288532 - CVE-2016-1568 Qemu: ide: ahci use-after-free vulnerability in aio port commands
- BZ - 1296060 - CVE-2016-1714 Qemu: nvram: OOB r/w access in processing firmware configurations
Red Hat OpenStack 6.0