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(RHSA-2016:0086) Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update

Description

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm-rhev package provides the user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM. A use-after-free flaw was found in the way QEMU's IDE AHCI emulator processed certain AHCI Native Command Queuing (NCQ) AIO commands. A privileged 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-2016-1568) 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 Qinghao Tang of Qihoo 360 Marvel Team for reporting the CVE-2016-1568 issue, and Donghai Zhu of Alibaba for reporting the CVE-2016-1714 issue. All qemu-kvm-rhev 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.


Affected Package


OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
RedHat 7 qemu-kvm-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 qemu-img-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 qemu-kvm-tools-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 qemu-kvm-rhev-debuginfo 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 qemu-kvm-common-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 libcacard-devel-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 libcacard-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 libcacard-tools-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7
RedHat 7 qemu-kvm-rhev 2.3.0-31.el7_2.7

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