Important CentOS xen Security Update

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xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm, xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm, xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.src.rpm, xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm, xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm, xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm, xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm, xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm, xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
CVE-2015-5279
rhn.redhat.com, lists.centos.org
2015-11-16
2017-07-27 19:10
Important CentOS qemu-kvm Security Update
Important CentOS kvm Security Update
CVE-2015-5279 xen
CVE-2015-5279 qemu
CVE-2015-5279 qemu-kvm
CVE-2015-5279
2017-04-01 19:09
2017-01-05 20:13

Description


Updated xen 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.

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for
managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux.

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
this issue.

All xen users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to correct this issue. After installing the
updated packages, all running fully-virtualized guests must be restarted
for this update to take effect.
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
5 xen xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm
xen xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm
xen xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.src.rpm
xen xen-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
xen-devel xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm
xen-devel xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm
xen-devel xen-devel-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm
xen-libs xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i386.rpm
xen-libs xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.i686.rpm
xen-libs xen-libs-3.0.3-147.el5_11.x86_64.rpm