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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
29 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS/Desktop 6
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8106
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0891-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0891.html
Issue date: 2015-04-28
CVE Names: CVE-2014-8106
Updated qemu-kvm-rhev packages that fix one security issue are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 and 5.0 for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Important security
impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6 - x86_64
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 Linux OpenStack Platform.
It was found that the Cirrus blit region checks were insufficient.
A privileged guest user could use this flaw to write outside of
VRAM-allocated buffer boundaries in the host's QEMU process address space
with attacker-provided data. (CVE-2014-8106)
This issue was found by Paolo Bonzini of Red Hat.
All users of qemu-kvm-rhev are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. 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
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1169454 - CVE-2014-8106 qemu: cirrus: insufficient blit region checks
6. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 for RHEL 6:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0:
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details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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