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

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1260-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-09-23
Last updated on: 2013-09-23
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4130


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

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having moderate
security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link 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.

Upgrade Note: If you upgrade the Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Hypervisor through the 3.2 Manager administration portal, the Host may
appear with the status of "Install Failed". If this happens, place the host
into maintenance mode, then activate it again to get the host back to an
"Up" state.

A flaw was found in the way concurrent access to the clients ring buffer
was performed in the spice-server library. A remote user able to initiate a
SPICE connection to a guest could use this flaw to crash the guest.

This issue was discovered by David Gibson of Red Hat.

This update also contains the fix from the following errata:

* vdsm: RHBA-2013:1261

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


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

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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3

File outdated by:  RHEA-2016:1555
    MD5: 38da7ffcf80e9ae4208d4f0c04c3fb02
SHA-256: 361acbb5df8d792123b10522ab97a22583529000996b4a38623b30ab1bfc896a
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1006392 - rhev-hypervisor 6.4 Update 5.1 release
984769 - CVE-2013-4130 spice: unsafe clients ring access abort


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