xen security update

ID CESA-2013:0599
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2013-03-06T19:54:46


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2013:0599

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU emulated the e1000 network interface card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a fully-virtualized guest using the e1000 emulated driver was not. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with root privileges in the guest. (CVE-2012-6075)

All users of xen are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which correct this issue. After installing the updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be restarted for this update to take effect.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2013-March/031304.html

Affected packages: xen xen-devel xen-libs

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0599.html