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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for qemu-kvm RHSA-2014:1075-01
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.

Vulnerability Insight:
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems. The qemu-kvm package provides the
user-space component for running virtual machines using KVM.

Two integer overflow flaws were found in the QEMU block driver for QCOW
version 1 disk images. A user able to alter the QEMU disk image files
loaded by a guest could use either of these flaws to corrupt QEMU process
memory on the host, which could potentially result in arbitrary code
execution on the host with the privileges of the QEMU process.
(CVE-2014-0222, CVE-2014-0223)

Red Hat would like to thank NSA for reporting these issues.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* In certain scenarios, when performing live incremental migration, the
disk size could be expanded considerably due to the transfer of unallocated
sectors past the end of the base image. With this update, the
bdrv_is_allocated() function has been fixed to no longer return 'True' for
unallocated sectors, and the disk size no longer changes after performing
live incremental migration. (BZ#1109715)

* This update enables ioeventfd in virtio-scsi-pci. This allows QEMU to
process I/O requests outside of the vCPU thread, reducing the latency of
submitting requests and improving single task throughput. (BZ#1123271)

* Prior to this update, vendor-specific SCSI commands issued from a KVM
guest did not reach the target device due to QEMU considering such commands
as invalid. This update fixes this bug by properly propagating
vendor-specific SCSI commands to the target device. (BZ#1125131)

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.

Affected Software/OS:
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.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0222
BugTraq ID: 67357
Debian Security Information: DSA-3044 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SU-2015:0929 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: openSUSE-SU-2015:1965 (Google Search)
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2014-0223
BugTraq ID: 67391
CopyrightCopyright (C) 2014 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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