VENOM: QEMU vulnerability (CVE-2015-3456)

Solution Verified - Updated -

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • OpenStack Platform 4 (RHEL 6)
  • OpenStack Platform 5 (RHEL 6)
  • OpenStack Platform 5 (RHEL 7)
  • OpenStack Platform 6 (RHEL 7)
  • Red Hat Enteprise Virtualization 3 (RHEL 6)
  • Red Hat Enteprise Virtualization 3 (RHEL 7)

Issue

Red Hat Product Security has been made aware of a 'buffer overflow' vulnerability affecting the Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) emulation implemented in the QEMU component of the KVM/QEMU and Xen hypervisors. The vulnerability, which has been assigned CVE-2015-3456 and is now being referred to as VENOM, was rated as having an Important impact.

Resolution

Updated information and resolutions are maintained at: VENOM: QEMU vulnerability (CVE-2015-3456).

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