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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Important: vdsm security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:1690-01
Product: Red Hat Virtualization
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:1690
Issue date: 2018-05-22
CVE Names: CVE-2018-3639
An update for vdsm is now available for RHEV 3.X Hypervisor and Agents
Extended Lifecycle Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score,
which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability
from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
RHEV-H and VDSM for 7 Hosts ELS - noarch
The VDSM service is required by a Virtualization Manager to manage the
Linux hosts. VDSM manages and monitors the host's storage, memory and
networks as well as virtual machine creation, other host administration
tasks, statistics gathering, and log collection.
* An industry-wide issue was found in the way many modern microprocessor
designs have implemented speculative execution of Load & Store instructions
(a commonly used performance optimization). It relies on the presence of a
precisely-defined instruction sequence in the privileged code as well as
the fact that memory read from address to which a recent memory write has
occurred may see an older value and subsequently cause an update into the
microprocessor's data cache even for speculatively executed instructions
that never actually commit (retire). As a result, an unprivileged attacker
could use this flaw to read privileged memory by conducting targeted cache
side-channel attacks. (CVE-2018-3639)
Note: This is the VDSM side of the CVE-2018-3639 mitigation.
Red Hat would like to thank Ken Johnson (Microsoft Security Response
Center) and Jann Horn (Google Project Zero) for reporting this issue.
For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1566890 - CVE-2018-3639 hw: cpu: speculative store bypass
6. Package List:
RHEV-H and VDSM for 7 Hosts ELS:
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Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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