(RHSA-2016:1763) Moderate: qemu-kvm-rhev security update

ID RHSA-2016:1763
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2018-03-19T16:27:42


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 in environments managed by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Security Fix(es):

  • Quick Emulator(QEMU) built with the Block driver for iSCSI images support (virtio-blk) is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow issue. The flaw could occur while processing iSCSI asynchronous I/O ioctl(2) calls. A user inside a guest could exploit this flaw to crash the QEMU process resulting in denial of service, or potentially leverage it to execute arbitrary code with QEMU-process privileges on the host. (CVE-2016-5126)

  • Quick Emulator(QEMU) built with the virtio framework is vulnerable to an unbounded memory allocation issue. It was found that a malicious guest user could submit more requests than the virtqueue size permits. Processing a request allocates a VirtQueueElement results in unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)

Red Hat would like to thank hongzhenhao (Marvel Team) for reporting CVE-2016-5403.