[El-errata] ELSA-2012-0149 Moderate: Oracle Linux 5 kvm security and bug fix update

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Wed Mar 7 15:35:06 PST 2012

Oracle Linux Security Advisory ELSA-2012-0149


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
- Added kvm-Introduce-oel-machine-type.patch
- modify kversion to fix build failure

- kvm-kernel-KVM-x86-Prevent-starting-PIT-timers-in-the-absence-o.patch 
- CVE: CVE-2011-4622
- Resolves: bz#770101
   (CVE-2011-4622 kernel: kvm: pit timer with no irqchip crashes the 
system [rhel-5.8])

- kvm-e1000-prevent-buffer-overflow-when-processing-legacy.patch [bz#772080]
- CVE: CVE-2012-0029
- Resolves: bz#772080
   (EMBARGOED CVE-2012-0029 qemu-kvm: e1000: process_tx_desc legacy mode 
packets heap overflow [rhel-5.8])

- kvm-kernel-KVM-Remove-ability-to-assign-a-device-without-iommu-.patch 
- kvm-kernel-KVM-Device-assignment-permission-checks.patch [bz#770095]
- Resolves: bz#770095
   (CVE-2011-4347 kernel: kvm: device assignment DoS [rhel-5.8])

- kvm-Fix-SIGFPE-for-vnc-display-of-width-height-1.patch [bz#751482]
- Resolves: bz#751482
   (Backport SIGFPE fix in qemu-kvm VNC to RHEL5.x)

- kvm-Fix-external-module-compat.c-not-to-use-unsupported-.patch [bz#753860]
- Resolves: bz#753860
   (Fix kvm userspace compilation on RHEL-5 to match the kernel changes)

- kvm-do-not-change-RTC-stored-time-accidentally.patch [bz#703335]
- Resolves: bz#703335
   (KVM guest clocks jump forward one hour on reboot)

- kvm-e1000-multi-buffer-packet-support.patch [bz#703446]
- kvm-e1000-clear-EOP-for-multi-buffer-descriptors.patch [bz#703446]
- kvm-e1000-verify-we-have-buffers-upfront.patch [bz#703446]
- kvm-BZ725876-make-RTC-alarm-work.patch [bz#725876]
- kvm-BZ725876-fix-RTC-polling-mode.patch [bz#725876]
- Resolves: bz#703446
   (Failed to ping guest after MTU is changed)
- Resolves: bz#725876
   (RTC interrupt problems with RHEL5 qemu/kvm (0.10 based) on 2.6.38+ 
guest kernels.)

- kvm-posix-aio-compat-fix-latency-issues.patch [bz#725629]
- Resolves: bz#725629
   (RHEL5.5 KVM VMs freezing for a few seconds)

- kvm-pci-assign-limit-number-of-assigned-devices-via-hotp.patch [bz#701616]
- kvm-pci-assign-Cleanup-file-descriptors.patch [bz#700281]
- Resolves: bz#700281
   ([Intel 5.8 Bug] Fail to attach/detach NIC more than 250 times)
- Resolves: bz#701616
   (limitation on max number of assigned devices does not take effect if 
hot-plug pci devices)

- Updated kversion to 2.6.18-275.el to match build root
- kvm-Fix-vga-segfaults-or-screen-corruption-with-large-me.patch [bz#704081]
- Resolves: bz#704081
   (mouse responds very slowly with huge memory)

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