Security update for KVM

SUSE Security Update: Security update for KVM
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1
Rating: important
References: #834196 #929339
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS

  • An update that solves one vulnerability and has one errata is now available.


    KVM was updated to fix the following issues:

    • CVE-2015-3456: A buffer overflow in the floppy drive emulation, which could be used to carry out denial of service attacks or potential code execution against the host. This vulnerability is also known as VENOM.
    • Validate VMDK4 version field so we don't process versions we know nothing about. (bsc#834196)

    Security Issues:

    Patch Instructions:

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

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS:
      zypper in -t patch slessp2-kvm=10682

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

    Package List:

    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 LTSS (i586 x86_64):
      • kvm-0.15.1-0.29.1