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CentOS Update for kmod-kvm CESA-2012:0676 centos5

Information

Severity

Severity

Medium

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

4.9

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

10 years ago

Modified

Modified

3 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'kmod-kvm' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

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 the KVM_CREATE_IRQCHIP ioctl was handled. Calling this ioctl when at least one virtual CPU (VCPU) already existed could lead to a NULL pointer dereference later when the VCPU is scheduled to run. A malicious user in the kvm group on the host could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2012-1601) A flaw was found in the way device memory was handled during guest device removal. Upon successful device removal, memory used by the device was not properly unmapped from the corresponding IOMMU or properly released from the kernel, leading to a memory leak. A malicious user in the kvm group on the host who has the ability to assign a device to a guest could use this flaw to crash the host. (CVE-2012-2121) This update also fixes the following bug: * An off-by-one error in the QEMU guest's memory management could, in rare cases, cause QEMU-KVM to crash due to a segmentation fault in tb_invalidate_phys_page_range() if a device initiated DMA into a specific guest address. In a reported case, this issue presented on a system that had a guest using the 8139cp network driver. (BZ#816207) All users of kvm are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. Note that the procedure in the Solution section must be performed before this update will take effect.

Affected Software

Affected Software

kmod-kvm on CentOS 5

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)