SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1: important: Security update for KVM

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Tue May 26 06:07:12 MDT 2015

   SUSE Security Update: Security update for KVM

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2015:0943-1
Rating:             important
References:         #834196 #929339 
Cross-References:   CVE-2015-3456
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:

       * CVE-2015-3456

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):



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