Important CentOS kvm Update


kmod-kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm, kmod-kvm-debug-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm, kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.src.rpm, kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm, kvm-qemu-img-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm, kvm-tools-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
2017-07-27 19:05
Important CentOS xen Update
CVE-2012-6075 qemu-kvm
CVE-2012-6075 qemu
CVE-2012-6075 xen
2017-04-01 19:06
2017-01-05 20:10


Updated kvm packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS)
base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the
CVE link in the References section.

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.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM emulated the e1000 network interface
card when the host was configured to accept jumbo network frames, and a
guest using the e1000 emulated driver was not. A remote attacker could use
this flaw to crash the guest or, potentially, execute arbitrary code with
root privileges in the guest. (CVE-2012-6075)

All users of kvm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct this issue. Note that the procedure
in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 kmod-kvm kmod-kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
kmod-kvm-debug kmod-kvm-debug-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
kvm kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.src.rpm
kvm kvm-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
kvm-qemu-img kvm-qemu-img-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm
kvm-tools kvm-tools-83-262.el5.centos.1.x86_64.rpm