[El-errata] ELSA-2010-0998 Low: Oracle Linux 5 kvm security and bug fix update

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Mon Dec 20 18:31:06 PST 2010

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2010-0998


The following updated rpms for Oracle Linux 5 have been uploaded to the 
Unbreakable Linux Network:



Description of changes:

- Added kvm-add-oracle-workaround-for-libvirt-bug.patch to replace RHEL 
with OEL
- Added kvm-Introduce-oel-machine-type.patch so that OEL is a recognized VM

- Revert the bz#661397 patches as they are not enough
  - kvm-kernel-Revert-KVM-VMX-Return-0-from-a-failed-VMREAD.patch 
- Related: bz#661397
  (reboot(RB_AUTOBOOT) fails if kvm instance is running)
- kvm-kernel-KVM-fix-AMD-initial-TSC-offset-problems-additional-f.patch 
- Resolves: bz#656984
  (TSC offset of virtual machines is not initialized correctly by 
'kvm_amd' kernel module.)

- kvm-kernel-KVM-Don-t-spin-on-virt-instruction-faults-during-reb.patch 
- kvm-kernel-KVM-VMX-Return-0-from-a-failed-VMREAD.patch [bz#661397]
- Resolves: bz#661397
  (reboot(RB_AUTOBOOT) fails if kvm instance is running)

- kvm-implement-dummy-PnP-support.patch [bz#659850]
- kvm-load-registers-after-restoring-pvclock-msrs.patch [bz#660239]
- Resolves: bz#659850
  (If VM boot seq. is set up as nc (PXE then disk) the VM is always 
stuck on trying to PXE boot)
- Resolves: bz#660239
  (clock drift when migrating a guest between mis-matched CPU clock speed)

- kvm-kernel-KVM-fix-AMD-initial-TSC-offset-problems.patch [bz#656984]
- Resolves: bz#656984
  (TSC offset of virtual machines is not initialized correctly by 
'kvm_amd' kernel module.)

- Updated kversion to 2.6.18-194.26.1.el5 to match build root
- kvm-kernel-KVM-x86-fix-information-leak-to-userland.patch [bz#649832]
- Resolves: bz#649832
  (CVE-2010-3881 kvm: arch/x86/kvm/x86.c: reading uninitialized stack 
memory [5.5.z])
- CVE: CVE-2010-3881

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