Important CentOS kvm Security Update


kmod-kvm-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kmod-kvm-debug-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-83-273.el5.centos.src.rpm, kvm-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-qemu-img-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-tools-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
2017-07-27 19:09
CVE-2015-3209 xen
CVE-2015-3209 qemu-kvm
CVE-2015-3209 qemu
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13


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

Red Hat Product Security 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.

A flaw was found in the way QEMU's AMD PCnet Ethernet emulation handled
multi-TMD packets with a length above 4096 bytes. A privileged guest user
in a guest with an AMD PCNet ethernet card enabled could potentially use
this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host with the privileges of the
hosting QEMU process. (CVE-2015-3209)

Red Hat would like to thank Matt Tait of Google's Project Zero security
team for reporting this issue.

All kvm users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. Note: The procedure in
the Solution section must be performed before this update will take effect.
Please see

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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 kmod-kvm kmod-kvm-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
kmod-kvm-debug kmod-kvm-debug-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
kvm kvm-83-273.el5.centos.src.rpm
kvm kvm-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
kvm-qemu-img kvm-qemu-img-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm
kvm-tools kvm-tools-83-273.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm