|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Update for xorg-x11-drv-qxl RHSA-2013:0218-01|
|Summary:||The remote host is missing an update for the 'xorg-x11-drv-qxl'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.|
The remote host is missing an update for the 'xorg-x11-drv-qxl'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The xorg-x11-drv-qxl package provides an X11 video driver for the QEMU QXL
video accelerator. This driver makes it possible to use Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 as a guest operating system under the KVM kernel module and the
QEMU multi-platform emulator, using the SPICE protocol.
A flaw was found in the way the host's qemu-kvm qxl driver and the guest's
X.Org qxl driver interacted when a SPICE connection terminated. A user able
to initiate a SPICE connection to a guest could use this flaw to make the
guest temporarily unavailable or, potentially (if the sysctl
kernel.softlockup_panic variable was set to '1' in the guest), crash the
All users of xorg-x11-drv-qxl are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. All
running X.Org server instances using the qxl driver must be restarted for
this update to take effect.
xorg-x11-drv-qxl 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-2013-0241|
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0218
XForce ISS Database: qxl-virtual-spice-dos(81704)
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2013 Greenbone Networks GmbH|
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