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ELSA-2015-1003 Important: Oracle Linux kvm security update

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ELSA-2015-1003 Important: Oracle Linux kvm security update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/13/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/25/2015
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

The Floppy Disk Controller (FDC) in QEMU, as used in Xen 4.5.x and earlier and KVM, allows local guest users to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write and guest crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via the (1) FD_CMD_READ_ID, (2) FD_CMD_DRIVE_SPECIFICATION_COMMAND, or other unspecified commands, aka VENOM.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kmod-kvm
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kmod-kvm-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kvm
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kvm-qemu-img
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kvm-tools

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