(RHSA-2013:0608) Important: kvm security update

2013-03-07T05:00:00
ID RHSA-2013:0608
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:18:53

Description

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. KVM is a Linux kernel module built for the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM emulated the e1000 network interface card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a 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 kvm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct this issue. Note that the procedure in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take effect.