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HistoryJan 04, 2018 - 9:10 p.m.

libvirt security update

2018-01-0421:10:02
CentOS Project
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5.6 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

1.9 Low

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

0.975 High

EPSS

Percentile

100.0%

CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2018:0029

The libvirt library contains a C API for managing and interacting with the virtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems. In addition, libvirt provides tools for remote management of virtualized systems.

Security Fix(es):

  • An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor designs have implemented speculative execution of instructions (a commonly used performance optimization). There are three primary variants of the issue which differ in the way the speculative execution can be exploited. Variant CVE-2017-5715 triggers the speculative execution by utilizing branch target injection. It relies on the presence of a precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as the fact that memory accesses may cause allocation into the microprocessor’s data cache even for speculatively executed instructions that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker could use this flaw to cross the syscall and guest/host boundaries and read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache side-channel attacks. (CVE-2017-5715)

Note: This is the libvirt side of the CVE-2017-5715 mitigation.

Red Hat would like to thank Google Project Zero for reporting this issue.

Merged security bulletin from advisories:
https://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2018-January/084866.html

Affected packages:
libvirt
libvirt-admin
libvirt-client
libvirt-daemon
libvirt-daemon-config-network
libvirt-daemon-config-nwfilter
libvirt-daemon-driver-interface
libvirt-daemon-driver-lxc
libvirt-daemon-driver-network
libvirt-daemon-driver-nodedev
libvirt-daemon-driver-nwfilter
libvirt-daemon-driver-qemu
libvirt-daemon-driver-secret
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-core
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-disk
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-iscsi
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-logical
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-mpath
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd
libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-scsi
libvirt-daemon-kvm
libvirt-daemon-lxc
libvirt-devel
libvirt-docs
libvirt-libs
libvirt-lock-sanlock
libvirt-login-shell
libvirt-nss

Upstream details at:
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0029

5.6 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

LOCAL

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

LOW

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

CHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:N/A:N

1.9 Low

CVSS2

Access Vector

Access Complexity

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

NONE

AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

0.975 High

EPSS

Percentile

100.0%