Important CentOS qemu-kvm Security Update


qemu-img-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm, qemu-kvm-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.src.rpm, qemu-kvm-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm, qemu-kvm-common-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm, qemu-kvm-tools-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm,
2018-01-18 11:14
2017-07-27 19:13
2017-07-27 18:03
2017-07-27 00:03
2017-07-26 23:03
2017-07-26 22:03
2017-04-20 09:03


An update for qemu-kvm is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) is a full virtualization solution for Linux on a variety of architectures. The qemu-kvm packages provide the user-space component for running virtual machines that use KVM.

Security Fix(es):

* A heap buffer overflow flaw was found in QEMU's Cirrus CLGD 54xx VGA emulator's VNC display driver support; the issue could occur when a VNC client attempted to update its display after a VGA operation is performed by a guest. A privileged user/process inside a guest could use this flaw to crash the QEMU process or, potentially, execute arbitrary code on the host with privileges of the QEMU process. (CVE-2016-9603)
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Affected package information

Release Package Patched in
7 qemu-img qemu-img-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm qemu-kvm-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.src.rpm
qemu-kvm qemu-kvm-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-common qemu-kvm-common-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm
qemu-kvm-tools qemu-kvm-tools-1.5.3-126.el7_3.6.x86_64.rpm