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Security Advisory Moderate: rhev-hypervisor6 security and bug fix update

Advisory: RHSA-2012:1200-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2012-08-23
Last updated on: 2012-08-23
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2012-3404
CVE-2012-3405
CVE-2012-3406

Details

An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes multiple security issues and
various bugs is now available.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base scores,
which give detailed severity ratings, are available for each vulnerability
from the CVE links in the References section.

The rhev-hypervisor6 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.

Multiple errors in glibc's formatted printing functionality could allow an
attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE protections and execute arbitrary code
using a format string flaw in an application, even though these protections
are expected to limit the impact of such flaws to an application abort.
(CVE-2012-3404, CVE-2012-3405, CVE-2012-3406)

This updated package provides updated components that include fixes for
various security issues. These issues have no security impact on Red Hat
Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor itself, however. The security fixes
included in this update address the following CVE numbers:

CVE-2012-3817 (bind issue)

CVE-2012-3571 and CVE-2012-3954 (dhcp issues)

CVE-2011-1078 and CVE-2012-2383 (kernel issues)

CVE-2012-1013 and CVE-2012-1015 (krb5 issues)

CVE-2012-0441 (nss issue)

CVE-2012-2668 (openldap issue)

CVE-2012-2337 (sudo issue)

Users of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to
upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issues.


Solution

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

This update is available via the Red Hat Network. Details on how to
use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/articles/11258

To upgrade Hypervisors in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 2.2
environments using the disk image provided by this package, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/5/html/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html

To upgrade Hypervisors in Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.0
environments using the disk image provided by this package, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Enterprise_Linux/6/html/Hypervisor_Deployment_Guide/chap-Deployment_Guide-Upgrading_Red_Hat_Enterprise_Virtualization_Hypervisors.html

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3

x86_64:
rhev-hypervisor6-6.3-20120815.0.el6_3.noarch.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0378
    MD5: c8267617666173a563a6484db29bdfb3
SHA-256: 39304a3c1a3b89e62c7fc72db8dda52e60f3cfd32034f8a73789299bb90e125a
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

826943 - CVE-2012-3406 glibc: printf() unbound alloca() usage in case of positional parameters + many format specs
833703 - CVE-2012-3404 glibc: incorrect size calculation in formatted printing can lead to FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass
833704 - CVE-2012-3405 glibc: incorrect use of extend_alloca() in formatted printing can lead to FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass
835169 - rhev-hypervisor 6.3 Update 3 release


References



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