Important CentOS kvm Security Update
|kmod-kvm-83-274.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kmod-kvm-debug-83-274.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-83-274.el5.centos.src.rpm, kvm-83-274.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-qemu-img-83-274.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm, kvm-tools-83-274.el5.centos.x86_64.rpm|
Important CentOS xen Security Update
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
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a full virtualization solution for
Linux on AMD64 and Intel 64 systems.
A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU's NE2000 NIC
emulation implementation handled certain packets received over the network.
A privileged user inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU
instance (denial of service) or potentially execute arbitrary code on
the host. (CVE-2015-5279)
Red Hat would like to thank Qinghao Tang of QIHU 360 Inc. for reporting
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.
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Affected package information