CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2016:0083
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm package provides the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.
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 Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting this issue.
This update also fixes the following bugs:
All qemu-kvm 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.
Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2016-February/021637.html
Affected packages: libcacard libcacard-devel libcacard-tools qemu-img qemu-kvm qemu-kvm-common qemu-kvm-tools
Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-0083.html