(RHSA-2015:1011) Important: rhev-hypervisor security update

2015-05-15T04:00:00
ID RHSA-2015:1011
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-06-07T08:59:44

Description

The rhev-hypervisor packages provide a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO disk image. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is a dedicated Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. It includes everything necessary to run and manage virtual machines: a subset of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating environment and the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Agent.

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is only available for the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions.

An out-of-bounds memory access flaw was found in the way QEMU's virtual Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) handled FIFO buffer access while processing certain FDC commands. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the host's QEMU process corresponding to the guest. (CVE-2015-3456)

Red Hat would like to thank Jason Geffner of CrowdStrike for reporting this issue.

Users of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to upgrade to this updated package.