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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.64990
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1465
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:
The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2009:1465.

KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. KVM is a Linux kernel module built for
the standard Red Hat Enterprise Linux kernel.

The kvm_emulate_hypercall() implementation was missing a check for the
Current Privilege Level (CPL). A local, unprivileged user in a virtual
machine could use this flaw to cause a local denial of service or escalate
their privileges within that virtual machine. (CVE-2009-3290)

All KVM users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to resolve these issues. Note: The procedure in the
Solution section must be performed before this update takes effect.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1465.html
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

CVSS Score:
7.2

CVSS Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2009-3290
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/18/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/21/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/09/22/8
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11328
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-1465.html
http://secunia.com/advisories/37105
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-852-1
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