|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for qemu-kvm RHSA-2011:1777-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'qemu-kvm'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'qemu-kvm'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. qemu-kvm is the user-space component
for running virtual machines using KVM.
A flaw was found in the way qemu-kvm handled VSC_ATR messages when a guest
was configured for a CCID (Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices) USB smart
card reader in passthrough mode. An attacker able to connect to the port on
the host being used for such a device could use this flaw to crash the
qemu-kvm process on the host or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the
All users of qemu-kvm should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve 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 effect.
qemu-kvm on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 6),
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation (v. 6)
Please Install the Updated Packages.
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2011-4111|
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:1777
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2011:1801
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2012 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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