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

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1460-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Important
Issued on: 2013-10-29
Last updated on: 2013-10-29
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
CVEs ( CVE-2013-4282


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
important 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 stack-based buffer overflow flaw was found in the way the
reds_handle_ticket() function in the spice-server library handled
decryption of ticket data provided by the client. A remote attacker able to
initiate a SPICE connection to the guest could use this flaw to crash the
guest. (CVE-2013-4282)

This issue was discovered by Tomas Jamrisko of Red Hat.

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-2013-4162 and CVE-2013-4299 (kernel issues)

CVE-2013-4296 and CVE-2013-4311 (libvirt issues)

CVE-2013-4288 (polkit issue)

This update also contains the fixes from the following advisories:

* vdsm:
* ovirt-node:

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: cb0ebec14bf765181c6d0056d2720ea1
SHA-256: 21688c0675dfe661dea72eb184702dfb9bff297337f71a1b8f8ba7c4eacd134e
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

1000443 - CVE-2013-4282 spice: stack buffer overflow in reds_handle_ticket() function
1007546 - rhev-hypervisor 6.4 Update 6 release


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