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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Important: rhev-hypervisor5 security and bug fix update
18 April 2012
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2012-1583 CVE-2012-1573 CVE-2012-1569
CVE-2012-1165 CVE-2012-0884 CVE-2012-0864
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: rhev-hypervisor5 security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:0488-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-0488.html
Issue date: 2012-04-17
CVE Names: CVE-2012-0864 CVE-2012-1569 CVE-2012-1573
An updated rhev-hypervisor5 package that fixes three security issues and
one bug is now available.
The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important 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.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 - noarch
The rhev-hypervisor5 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
Note: Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor is only available for
the Intel 64 and AMD64 architectures with virtualization extensions.
A flaw was found in the way libtasn1 decoded DER data. An attacker could
create a carefully-crafted X.509 certificate that, when parsed by an
application that uses GnuTLS, could cause the application to crash.
A flaw was found in the way GnuTLS decrypted malformed TLS records. This
could cause a TLS/SSL client or server to crash when processing a
specially-crafted TLS record from a remote TLS/SSL connection peer.
An integer overflow flaw was found in the implementation of the printf
functions family. This could allow an attacker to bypass FORTIFY_SOURCE
protections and execute arbitrary code using a format string flaw in an
application, even though these protections are expected to limit the
impact of such flaws to an application abort. (CVE-2012-0864)
Red Hat would like to thank Matthew Hall of Mu Dynamics for reporting
CVE-2012-1569 and CVE-2012-1573.
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-2011-4128 (gnutls issue)
CVE-2012-1583 (kernel issue)
CVE-2011-3045 (libpng issue)
CVE-2012-0884 and CVE-2012-1165 (openssl issues)
Further information on the changes made to the package is available on the
Users of Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Hypervisor are advised to
upgrade to this updated package, which fixes these issues.
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
5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
794766 - CVE-2012-0864 glibc: FORTIFY_SOURCE format string protection bypass via "nargs" integer overflow
804920 - CVE-2012-1569 libtasn1: DER decoding buffer overflow (GNUTLS-SA-2012-3, MU-201202-02)
805432 - CVE-2012-1573 gnutls: TLS record handling issue (GNUTLS-SA-2012-2, MU-201202-01)
6. Package List:
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5:
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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