Bug Fix Advisory rhev-hypervisor bug fix update

Advisory: RHBA-2011:0148-2
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2011-01-13
Last updated on: 2011-01-13
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization


Updated rhev-hypervisor packages that fix multiple bugs are now available.

The rhev-hypervisor package provides a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Hypervisor ISO disk image. The Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor
is a dedicated Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) hypervisor. It includes
everything necessary to run and manage virtual machines: A subset of the
Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating environment and the Red Hat Enterprise
Virtualization Agent.

Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is only available for
the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions. These
updated packages provide updated components that include fixes for
security issues; however, these issues have no security impact for Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor. These fixes are for kernel issues
CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3432, CVE-2010-3442, CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-3859,
CVE-2010-3865, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3877, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3880,
CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081,
CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4161, CVE-2010-4238,
CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4247, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4255,
CVE-2010-4263, and CVE-2010-4343; kvm issues CVE-2010-3881 and
CVE-2010-4525; and python issues CVE-2008-5983, CVE-2009-4134,
CVE-2010-1449, CVE-2010-1450, CVE-2010-1634, and CVE-2010-2089.

This update fixes the following bugs:

* When installed on a SATA device, Device-Mapper Multipath could
incorrectly identify said device twice. Now, such devices are detected only
once. (BZ#505669)

* The ovirt-config-network tool could incorrectly report network cards as
being unsupported. Now, ovirt-config-network correctly identifies said
cards. (BZ#509838)

* Volume group creation could fail during automatic installations on more
than one storage device. Also, the following error could occur after first

Missing device parameter: unable to partition any disk

Such installations now finish without error. (BZ#597156)

* "Enter kernel boot parameters (press Enter to use the present arguments)"
is now displayed when selecting to perform a local installation.

* The parport_serial driver has been removed from the blacklist to provide
additional card support. (BZ#598889)

* During installation, selecting "Install locally and reboot" without
configuring storage first caused the installation to fail. The script now
verifies storage is configured, prompting the user if it is not.

* Failing to activate a network interface caused automatic installations to
fail. Such installations can now be performed successfully without a
working network interface. (BZ#601147)

* Previously, on systems with the Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit
Ethernet controller, an automatic installation on a NetApp iSCSI storage
device could stop responding during an attempt to restart the system.

* Users can no longer change the boot partition size during installation.

* Various menus used different names for the option that returns a user to
the main menu. All such menu options now use "Return to menu". (BZ#615896)

* Port 54321 (used by VDSM) is now reserved to ensure it is not assigned to
another service. (BZ#638907)

* Multiple in-place upgrades could result in the OVIRT_BOOTPARAMS option in
/etc/default/ovirt to contain duplicate rootfstype boot parameters. This
parameter is no longer duplicated. (BZ#654262)

As Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is based on KVM, the bug fixes
from the KVM update RHSA-2011:0028 have been included in this update. Also
included are the bug fixes from the VDSM update RHEA-2011:0149.

KVM: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2011-0028.html
VDSM: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHEA-2011-0149.html

Users of the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor should upgrade to
these updated packages, which resolve these issues.


Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red
Hat Network to apply this update are available at

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization

File outdated by:  RHBA-2012:0015
    MD5: 4363680aa9a87edab9dea8fb452b64b4
SHA-256: 3fcd1b19ceb36ad2084186624fe5b2c8c4fe3e06383a2e8871a863e03d99ad7f
File outdated by:  RHBA-2011:0365
    MD5: e599ebb6056604c9ca2bed93809f3d51
SHA-256: f41c3e8196ecfb74a307230a95f73e836c7b849bc6db4c01da72e753b982e5cd
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

505669 - duplicate device error when installed in local SATA disk
509838 - ethtool cannot show nic details if it does not appear in ifconfig list
597156 - automatic dirty installation between disks has problems
598885 - confusing words for kernel parameters setup
598889 - [5.6 RFE] parport_serial driver need to be included into kickstart recipe
599288 - Should not permit image installation before storage is configured
601147 - network check should be performed only for the interactive install
601461 - auto installation onto NetApp iSCSI storage get hang with Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708 Gigabit Ethernet (bnx2)
602580 - remove the choice of BOOT partition size in firstboot storage config
615896 - Need to make "Return to menu" consistent
633416 - "firstboot" not working after failed install
638907 - RHEV-H : reserve VDSM port 54321
654262 - duplicated boot parameter after upgrade
658113 - Upgrade script does not report errors to stderr

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