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Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-1652-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-1652-01
Posted Aug 23, 2016
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-1652-01 - KVM 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: Quick emulator 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 and therefore causes unbounded memory allocation on the host controlled by the guest.

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advisories | CVE-2016-5403
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2016-1652-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: qemu-kvm-rhev security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2016:1652-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2016-1652.html
Issue date: 2016-08-23
CVE Names: CVE-2016-5403
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1. Summary:

An update for qemu-kvm-rhev is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux
OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6 - x86_64

3. 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 in environments
managed by Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Manager.

Security Fix(es):

* 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 and therefore causes unbounded memory
allocation on the host controlled by the guest. (CVE-2016-5403)

Red Hat would like to thank hongzhenhao (Marvel Team) for reporting this
issue.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

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

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.

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

1358359 - CVE-2016-5403 Qemu: virtio: unbounded memory allocation on host via guest leading to DoS

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 5.0 (Icehouse) for RHEL 6:

Source:
qemu-kvm-rhev-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.3.src.rpm

x86_64:
qemu-img-rhev-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.3.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-rhev-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.3.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-rhev-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.3.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-rhev-tools-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.3.x86_64.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/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2016-5403
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2016 Red Hat, Inc.
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