Executive Summary

Summary
Titlexen security and bug fix update
Informations
NameRHSA-2012:0370First vendor Publication2012-03-07
VendorRedHatLast vendor Modification2012-03-07
Severity (Vendor) ImportantRevision01

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score7.4Attack RangeAdjacent network
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score4.4AuthenticationRequires single instance
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Detail

Problem Description:

Updated xen packages that fix one security issue and two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

The xen packages contain administration tools and the xend service for managing the kernel-xen kernel for virtualization on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

A heap overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU emulated the e1000 network interface card. A privileged guest user in a virtual machine whose network interface is configured to use the e1000 emulated driver could use this flaw to crash QEMU or, possibly, escalate their privileges on the host. (CVE-2012-0029)

Red Hat would like to thank Nicolae Mogoreanu for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* Adding support for jumbo frames introduced incorrect network device expansion when a bridge is created. The expansion worked correctly with the default configuration, but could have caused network setup failures when a user-defined network script was used. This update changes the expansion so network setup will not fail, even when a user-defined network script is used. (BZ#797191)

* A bug was found in xenconsoled, the Xen hypervisor console daemon. If timestamp logging for this daemon was enabled (using both the XENCONSOLED_TIMESTAMP_HYPERVISOR_LOG and XENCONSOLED_TIMESTAMP_GUEST_LOG options in "/etc/sysconfig/xend"), xenconsoled could crash if the guest emitted a lot of information to its serial console in a short period of time. Eventually, the guest would freeze after the console buffer was filled due to the crashed xenconsoled. Timestamp logging is disabled by default. (BZ#797836)

All xen users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.

4. 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

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

772075 - CVE-2012-0029 qemu: e1000: process_tx_desc legacy mode packets heap overflow 797191 - xen-network-common.sh scripting typo

Original Source

Url : https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0370.html

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

idName
CWE-119Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21269
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21269
Title: RHSA-2012:0370: xen security and bug fix update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2012:0370-01
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 4
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Product(s): xen
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21188
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21188
Title: RHSA-2012:0050: qemu-kvm security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2012:0050-01
CESA-2012:0050
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 4
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
CentOS Linux 6
Product(s): qemu-kvm
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20784
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20784
Title: RHSA-2012:0051: kvm security update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): RHSA-2012:0051-01
CESA-2012:0051
CVE-2011-4622
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 29
Platform(s): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
CentOS Linux 5
Product(s): kvm
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15404
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15404
Title: DSA-2404-1 xen-qemu-dm-4.0 -- buffer overflow
Description: Nicolae Mogoraenu discovered a heap overflow in the emulated e1000e network interface card of QEMU, which is used in the xen-qemu-dm-4.0 packages. This vulnerability might enable to malicious guest systems to crash the host system or escalate their privileges. The old stable distribution does not contain the xen-qemu-dm-4.0 package.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-2404-1
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 6.0
Product(s): xen-qemu-dm-4.0
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15011
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15011
Title: USN-1339-1 -- QEMU vulnerability
Description: qemu-kvm: Machine emulator and virtualizer A remote attacker could cause QEMU to crash.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-1339-1
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Product(s): QEMU
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14929
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14929
Title: DSA-2396-1 qemu-kvm -- buffer underflow
Description: Nicolae Mogoraenu discovered a heap overflow in the emulated e1000e network interface card of KVM, a solution for full virtualization on x86 hardware, which could result in denial of service or privilege escalation. This update also fixes a guest-triggerable memory corruption in VNC handling.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-2396-1
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 6.0
Product(s): qemu-kvm
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23839
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23839
Title: ELSA-2012:0050: qemu-kvm security, bug fix, and enhancement update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2012:0050-01
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 6
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 6
Product(s): qemu-kvm
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23102
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23102
Title: ELSA-2012:0051: kvm security update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2012:0051-01
CVE-2011-4622
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 13
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): kvm
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22829
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22829
Title: ELSA-2012:0370: xen security and bug fix update (Important)
Description: Heap-based buffer overflow in the process_tx_desc function in the e1000 emulation (hw/e1000.c) in qemu-kvm 0.12, and possibly other versions, allows guest OS users to cause a denial of service (QEMU crash) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted legacy mode packets.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2012:0370-01
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 6
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): xen
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27905
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27905
Title: ELSA-2012-0370 -- xen security and bug fix update (important)
Description: [3.0.3-135.el5_8.2] - Fix broken timestamp log (rhbz 797836) [3.0.3-135.el5_8.1] - qemu-dm/e1000: bounds packet size against buffer size (rhbz 786862) - Use correct expansion in xen-network-common.sh (rhbz 797191)
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2012-0370
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 3
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 5
Product(s): xen
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27871
 
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27871
Title: ELSA-2012-0050 -- qemu-kvm security, bug fix, and enhancement update (important)
Description: [qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.209.el6_2.4] - kvm-e1000-prevent-buffer-overflow-when-processing-legacy.patch [bz#772081] - Resolves: bz#772081 (EMBARGOED CVE-2012-0029 qemu-kvm: e1000: process_tx_desc legacy mode packets heap overflow [rhel-6.2.z]) [qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.209.el6_2.3] - kvm-Revert-virtio-blk-refuse-SG_IO-requests-with-scsi-of.patch [for bz#767721] - kvm-virtio-blk-refuse-SG_IO-requests-with-scsi-off-v2.patch [bz#767721] - CVE: CVE-2011-4127 - Resolves: bz#767721 (qemu-kvm: virtio-blk: refuse SG_IO requests with scsi=off (CVE-2011-4127 mitigation) [rhel-6.2.z]) [qemu-kvm-0.12.1.2-2.209.el6_2.2] - kvm-virtio-blk-refuse-SG_IO-requests-with-scsi-off.patch [bz#752375] - CVE: CVE-2011-4127 - Resolves: bz#767721 (EMBARGOED qemu-kvm: virtio-blk: refuse SG_IO requests with scsi=off (CVE-2011-4127 mitigation) [rhel-6.3]) - Resolves: bz#767906 (qemu-kvm should be built with full relro and PIE support)
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): ELSA-2012-0050
CVE-2012-0029
Version: 3
Platform(s): Oracle Linux 6
Product(s): qemu-kvm
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application1

OpenVAS Exploits

DateDescription
2012-12-18Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-19828
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_19828_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-11-23Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-18249
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_18249_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-11-15Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-17408
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_17408_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-10-22Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201210-04 (ebuild)
File : nvt/glsa_201210_04.nasl
2012-10-19Name : Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2012-15606
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_15606_qemu_fc16.nasl
2012-09-22Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-13443
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_13443_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-08-24Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-11785
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_11785_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-08-14Name : Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2012-11305
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_11305_qemu_fc16.nasl
2012-08-06Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-11190
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_11190_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-07-30Name : CentOS Update for qemu-img CESA-2012:0050 centos6
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2012_0050_qemu-img_centos6.nasl
2012-07-30Name : CentOS Update for kmod-kvm CESA-2012:0051 centos5
File : nvt/gb_CESA-2012_0051_kmod-kvm_centos5.nasl
2012-07-09Name : RedHat Update for qemu-kvm RHSA-2012:0050-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2012_0050-01_qemu-kvm.nasl
2012-06-28Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-9399
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_9399_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-06-28Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-9430
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_9430_xen_fc15.nasl
2012-06-08Name : Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2012-8592
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_8592_qemu_fc16.nasl
2012-06-08Name : Fedora Update for qemu FEDORA-2012-8604
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_8604_qemu_fc15.nasl
2012-04-02Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-1375
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_1375_xen_fc16.nasl
2012-03-09Name : RedHat Update for xen RHSA-2012:0370-01
File : nvt/gb_RHSA-2012_0370-01_xen.nasl
2012-02-21Name : Fedora Update for xen FEDORA-2012-1539
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_1539_xen_fc15.nasl
2012-02-12Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 2404-1 (xen-qemu-dm-4.0)
File : nvt/deb_2404_1.nasl
2012-02-11Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 2396-1 (qemu-kvm)
File : nvt/deb_2396_1.nasl
2012-01-25Name : Ubuntu Update for qemu-kvm USN-1339-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1339_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

idDescription
78506Qemu hw/e1000.c process_tx_desc() Function DMA Request Legacy Packet Packet L...

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

DateDescription
2014-11-17Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2012-0109.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-11-17Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2012-0168.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_4_qemu-120207.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : openSUSE-2012-84.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : openSUSE-2012-243.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_4_kvm-120124.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_4_libvirt-120208.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : openSUSE-2012-404.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0370.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0050.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-07-12Name : The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : oraclelinux_ELSA-2012-0051.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-01-24Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2012-0050.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-01-24Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2012-0051.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-10-19Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201210-04.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20120307_xen_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-08-01Name : The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
File : sl_20120123_kvm_on_SL5_x.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-06-08Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-8592.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-06-08Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-8604.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-20Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_xen-201202-120209.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-20Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_xen-201202-120210.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-08Name : The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
File : redhat-RHSA-2012-0370.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-02-20Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-1539.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-02-20Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-1375.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-02-06Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2404.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-31Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2396.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-30Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing a security update.
File : suse_11_kvm-120116.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-25Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2012-0050.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-25Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2012-0051.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-01-24Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : ubuntu_USN-1339-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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