SUSE-SU-2018:0039-1: important: Security update for kvm

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for kvm

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2018:0039-1
Rating:             important
References:         #1026612 #1068032 
Cross-References:   CVE-2017-2633 CVE-2017-5715
Affected Products:
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS
                    SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3

   An update that fixes two vulnerabilities is now available.


   This update for kvm fixes the following issues:

   A security flaw mitigation has been applied:

   - CVE-2017-5715: QEMU was updated to allow passing through new MSR and
     CPUID flags from the host VM to the CPU, to allow enabling/disabling
     branch prediction features in the Intel CPU. (bsc#1068032)

   Also a security fix has been applied:

   - CVE-2017-2633: Fix various out of bounds access issues in the QEMU vnc
     infrastructure (bsc#1026612)

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-SP3-LTSS:

      zypper in -t patch slessp3-kvm-13397=1

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3:

      zypper in -t patch sleposp3-kvm-13397=1

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

Package List:

   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-LTSS (i586 s390x x86_64):


   - SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Sale 11-SP3 (i586):



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