RHSA-2016:1586 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Moderate
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Identify and remediate systems affected by this advisory.
An update for qemu-kvm-rhev is now available for RHEV-H and Agents for RHEL-6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) 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 in environments managed by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.
- Quick emulator(Qemu) built with the virtio framework is vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation issue. It was found that a malicious guest user could submit more requests than the virtqueue size permits. Processing a request allocates a VirtQueueElement and therefore causes unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)
Red Hat would like to thank hongzhenhao (Marvel Team) for reporting this issue.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
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.
- Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6 x86_64
- BZ - 1358359 - CVE-2016-5403 Qemu: virtio: unbounded memory allocation on host via guest leading to DoS
Red Hat Virtualization 3 for RHEL 6