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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1200-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1200-01
Posted Aug 24, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1200-01 - The rhev-hypervisor6 package provides a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor ISO disk image. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is a dedicated Kernel-based Virtual Machine 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. Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406
SHA-256 | 0f47c2544396c1abcc0a8edfcdc96a7f3327fd276c249471b11a59b2c4adb3a5

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1200-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: rhev-hypervisor6 security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:1200-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1200.html
Issue date: 2012-08-23
CVE Names: CVE-2012-3404 CVE-2012-3405 CVE-2012-3406
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1. Summary:

An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes multiple security issues and
various bugs is now available.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 - noarch

3. Description:

The rhev-hypervisor6 package provides 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.

Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an
attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code
using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections
are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort.
(CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406)

This updated package provides updated components that include fixes for
various security issues. These issues have no security impact on Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor itself, however. The security fixes
included in this update address the following CVE numbers:

CVE-2012-3817 (bind issue)

CVE-2012-3571 and CVE-2012-3954 (dhcp issues)

CVE-2011-1078 and CVE-2012-2383 (kernel issues)

CVE-2012-1013 and CVE-2012-1015 (krb5 issues)

CVE-2012-0441 (nss issue)

CVE-2012-2668 (openldap issue)

CVE-2012-2337 (sudo issue)

Users of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to
upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issues.

4. Solution:

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
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

To upgrade Hypervisors in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2
environments using the disk image provided by this package, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/h
tml/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Ent
erprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html

To upgrade Hypervisors in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0
environments using the disk image provided by this package, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/h
tml/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Ent
erprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

826943 - CVE-2012-3406 glibc: printf() unbound alloca() usage in case of positional parameters + many format specs
833703 - CVE-2012-3404 glibc: incorrect size calculation in formatted printing can lead to FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass
833704 - CVE-2012-3405 glibc: incorrect use of extend_alloca() in formatted printing can lead to FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass
835169 - rhev-hypervisor 6.3 Update 3 release

6. Package List:

RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6:

noarch:
rhev-hypervisor6-6.3-20120815.0.el6_3.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3404.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3405.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2012-3406.html
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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