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openSUSE-SU-2011:0510-1: moderate: kvm security update
openSUSE Security Update: kvm security update
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Announcement ID: openSUSE-SU-2011:0510-1
Rating: moderate
References: #689895 #690781
Cross-References: CVE-2011-1750 CVE-2011-1751
Affected Products:
openSUSE 11.4
openSUSE 11.3
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An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.
It includes one version update.

Description:

By causing a hot-unplug of the pci-isa bridge from within
guests the qemu process could access already freed memory.
A privileged user inside the guest could exploit that to
crash the guest instance or potentially execute arbitrary
code on the host (CVE-2011-1751).

The virtio-blk driver did not properly validate read and
write request. A privileged user inside the guest could
exploit that to cause a heap corruption and crash the guest
instance or potentially execute arbitrary code on the host
(CVE-2011-1750).


Patch Instructions:

To install this openSUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

- openSUSE 11.4:

zypper in -t patch kvm-4582

- openSUSE 11.3:

zypper in -t patch kvm-4582

To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".


Package List:

- openSUSE 11.4 (i586 x86_64):

kvm-0.14.0.0-1.6.1

- openSUSE 11.3 (i586 x86_64) [New Version: 0.12.5]:

kvm-0.12.5-1.4.1


References:

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1750.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1751.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/689895
https://bugzilla.novell.com/690781


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