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Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0309-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0309-01
Posted Feb 24, 2017
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0309-01 - Kernel-based Virtual Machine is a full virtualization solution for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM. Security Fix: Quick emulator built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA emulator support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur while copying VGA data via bitblt copy in backward mode. A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in DoS or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of Qemu process on the host.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, kernel
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2016-2857, CVE-2017-2615
SHA-256 | b208a03f917075e83c83e02b7c9d9e67d01004db93202ffd0e4666086e2e5fbc

Red Hat Security Advisory 2017-0309-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: qemu-kvm security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0309-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017-0309.html
Issue date: 2017-02-23
CVE Names: CVE-2016-2857 CVE-2017-2615
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1. Summary:

An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. 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 Desktop (v. 6) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6) - x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6) - i386, ppc64, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide the
user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es):

* Quick emulator (Qemu) built with the Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA emulator
support is vulnerable to an out-of-bounds access issue. It could occur
while copying VGA data via bitblt copy in backward mode. A privileged user
inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the Qemu process resulting in
DoS or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of
Qemu process on the host. (CVE-2017-2615)

* An out-of-bounds read-access flaw was found in the QEMU emulator built
with IP checksum routines. The flaw could occur when computing a TCP/UDP
packet's checksum, because a QEMU function used the packet's payload length
without checking against the data buffer's size. A user inside a guest
could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process (denial of service).
(CVE-2016-2857)

Red Hat would like to thank Wjjzhang (Tencent.com Inc.) Li Qiang (360.cn
Inc.) for reporting CVE-2017-2615 and Ling Liu (Qihoo 360 Inc.) for
reporting CVE-2016-2857.

This update also fixes the following bug:

* Previously, rebooting a guest virtual machine more than 128 times in a
short period of time caused the guest to shut down instead of rebooting,
because the virtqueue was not cleaned properly. This update ensures that
the virtqueue is cleaned more reliably, which prevents the described
problem from occurring. (BZ#1408389)

All qemu-kvm 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.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

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

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

1296567 - CVE-2016-2857 Qemu: net: out of bounds read in net_checksum_calculate()
1408389 - [RHEL6.8.z] KVM guest shuts itself down after 128th reboot
1418200 - CVE-2017-2615 Qemu: display: cirrus: oob access while doing bitblt copy backward mode

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6):

Source:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.src.rpm

i386:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux HPC Node (v. 6):

Source:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.src.rpm

x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6):

Source:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.src.rpm

i386:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm

ppc64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.ppc64.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.ppc64.rpm

x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6):

Source:
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.src.rpm

i386:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.i686.rpm

x86_64:
qemu-guest-agent-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-img-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-debuginfo-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-tools-0.12.1.2-2.491.el6_8.6.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-2016-2857
https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2017-2615
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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