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RHSA-2012:0370: xen security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2012:0370: xen security and bug fix update

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
01/27/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/23/2012
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service formanaging the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat EnterpriseLinux.A heap overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU emulated the e1000 networkinterface card. A privileged guest user in a virtual machine whose networkinterface is configured to use the e1000 emulated driver could use thisflaw to crash QEMU or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host.(CVE-2012-0029)Red Hat would like to thank Nicolae Mogoreanu for reporting this issue.This update also fixes the following bugs:All xen users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, whichcontain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must berebooted for this update to take effect.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-xen
  • redhat-upgrade-xen-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-xen-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-xen-libs

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