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

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1181-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Moderate
Issued on: 2013-08-27
Last updated on: 2013-08-27
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3
CVEs ( CVE-2013-0791


An updated rhev-hypervisor6 package that fixes three 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.

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.

It was discovered that NSS leaked timing information when decrypting
TLS/SSL and DTLS protocol encrypted records when CBC-mode cipher suites
were used. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to retrieve plain
text from the encrypted packets by using a TLS/SSL or DTLS server as a
padding oracle. (CVE-2013-1620)

It was found that the fix for CVE-2013-0167 released via RHSA-2013:0907
was incomplete. A privileged guest user could potentially use this flaw to
make the host the guest is running on unavailable to the management
server. (CVE-2013-4236)

An out-of-bounds memory read flaw was found in the way NSS decoded certain
certificates. If an application using NSS decoded a malformed certificate,
it could cause the application to crash. (CVE-2013-0791)

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting
CVE-2013-0791. Upstream acknowledges Ambroz Bizjak as the original reporter
of CVE-2013-0791. The CVE-2013-4236 issue was found by David Gibson of Red

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-2013-4854 (bind issue)

CVE-2012-6544, CVE-2013-2146, CVE-2013-2206, CVE-2013-2224, CVE-2013-2232,
and CVE-2013-2237 (kernel issues)

This update also contains the fixes from the following errata:

* vdsm: RHSA-2013:1155 and RHBA-2013:1158

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: ce23b10c702be0c4a0f8ed5473009327
SHA-256: 3853573468605f913ecda75494b37bbcf3481ad13dd3133a6df5040eb776d54a
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

908234 - CVE-2013-1620 nss: TLS CBC padding timing attack
946947 - CVE-2013-0791 Mozilla: Out-of-bounds array read in CERT_DecodeCertPackage (MFSA 2013-40)
996166 - CVE-2013-4236 vdsm: incomplete fix for CVE-2013-0167 issue
996584 - rhev-hypervisor 6.4 Update 5 release


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