RHSA-2019:2889 - Security Advisory
Important: redhat-virtualization-host security update
Security Advisory: Important
An update for redhat-release-virtualization-host and redhat-virtualization-host is now available for Red Hat Virtualization 4 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. 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.
The redhat-virtualization-host packages provide the Red Hat Virtualization Host. Red Hat Virtualization Hosts (RHVH) are installed using a special build of Red Hat Enterprise Linux with only the packages required to host virtual machines. RHVH features a Cockpit user interface for monitoring the host's resources and performing administrative tasks.
The following packages have been upgraded to a later upstream version: redhat-release-virtualization-host (4.3.5), redhat-virtualization-host (4.3.5). (BZ#1751436, BZ#1754063)
- A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's vhost functionality that translates virtqueue buffers to IOVs, logged the buffer descriptors during migration. A privileged guest user able to pass descriptors with invalid length to the host when migration is underway, could use this flaw to increase their privileges on the host. (CVE-2019-14835)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes described in this advisory, refer to:
- Red Hat Virtualization 4 x86_64
- Red Hat Virtualization Host 4 x86_64
- BZ - 1750727 - CVE-2019-14835 kernel: vhost-net: guest to host kernel escape during migration
- BZ - 1754063 - Rebase RHV-H 4.3.5 on RHEL 7.7
Red Hat Virtualization 4
Red Hat Virtualization Host 4