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Red Hat alert RHSA-2009:1472-01 (xen)

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Subject:  [RHSA-2009:1472-01] Moderate: xen security and bug fix update
Date:  Thu, 1 Oct 2009 14:05:08 -0400
Message-ID:  <200910011805.n91I58G4011104@int-mx05.intmail.prod.int.phx2.redhat.com>
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ===================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: xen security and bug fix update Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1472-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1472.html Issue date: 2009-10-01 CVE Names: CVE-2009-3525 ===================================================================== 1. Summary: Updated xen packages that fix a security issue and multiple bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64 RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, x86_64 3. Description: Xen is an open source virtualization framework. Virtualization allows users to run guest operating systems in virtual machines on top of a host operating system. The pyGrub boot loader did not honor the "password" option in the grub.conf file for para-virtualized guests. Users with access to a guest's console could use this flaw to bypass intended access restrictions and boot the guest with arbitrary kernel boot options, allowing them to get root privileges in the guest's operating system. With this update, pyGrub correctly honors the "password" option in grub.conf for para-virtualized guests. (CVE-2009-3525) This update also fixes the following bugs: * rebooting para-virtualized guests sometimes caused those guests to crash due to a race condition in the xend node control daemon. This update fixes this race condition so that rebooting guests no longer potentially causes them to crash and fail to reboot. (BZ#525141) * due to a race condition in the xend daemon, a guest could disappear from the list of running guests following a reboot, even though the guest rebooted successfully and was running. This update fixes this race condition so that guests always reappear in the guest list following a reboot. (BZ#525143) * attempting to use PCI pass-through to para-virtualized guests on certain kernels failed with a "Function not implemented" error message. As a result, users requiring PCI pass-through on para-virtualized guests were not able to update the xen packages without also updating the kernel and thus requiring a reboot. These updated packages enable PCI pass-through for para-virtualized guests so that users do not need to upgrade the kernel in order to take advantage of PCI pass-through functionality. (BZ#525149) All Xen users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues. After installing the updated packages, the xend service must be restarted for this update to take effect. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-11259 5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 525141 - [REG][Xen][5.4] PV domains may crash after reboot 525142 - Add grub.conf password protection support to pygrub 525143 - Domain goes missing from xm list when rebooted 525149 - PCI-Paththrough with PCI-Card does not work anymore with RHEL5.4 525740 - CVE-2009-3525 Xen: PyGrub missing support for password configuration command 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/... i386: xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm x86_64: xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm RHEL Desktop Multi OS (v. 5 client): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/... i386: xen-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm x86_64: xen-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/... i386: xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm ia64: xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm x86_64: xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-libs-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm RHEL Virtualization (v. 5 server): Source: ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/... i386: xen-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm ia64: xen-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.ia64.rpm x86_64: xen-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-debuginfo-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.i386.rpm xen-devel-3.0.3-94.el5_4.1.x86_64.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3525 http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#mo... 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/ Copyright 2009 Red Hat, Inc. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.4 (GNU/Linux) iD8DBQFKxO2XXlSAg2UNWIIRAsPPAJ4i18xJUx52oWsaPTewkxBdGLmEawCgvCXd t6esSz1cprNA01VG0AbjuZQ= =kJJi -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Enterprise-watch-list mailing list Enterprise-watch-list@redhat.com https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/enterprise-watch-...


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