[QSA-0629232] Security Update Bundle
Qlustar Security Advisory 0629232
June 29th, 2023
A Qlustar security update bundle is a cumulative update of packages that are taken from upstream Debian/Ubuntu without modification. Only packages that are used in a typical HPC/Storage cluster installation are mentioned in Qlustar Security Advisories. Other non-HPC related updates also enter the Qlustar repository, but their functionality is not separately verified by the Qlustar team. To track these updates subscribe to the general security mailing lists of Debian/Ubuntu and/or CentOS/AlmaLinux.
Package(s) : see upstream description of individual package
Qlustar releases : 12.0, 13
Affected versions: All versions prior to this update
Vulnerability : see upstream description of individual package
Problem type : see upstream description of individual package
Qlustar-specific : no
CVE Id(s) : see upstream description of individual package
This update includes several security related package updates from Debian/Ubuntu and CentOS/AlmaLinux. The following list provides references to the upstream security report of the corresponding packages. You can view the original upstream advisory by clicking on the corresponding title.
Relevant to Qlustar 13, 12.0
It was discovered that QEMU did not properly manage the guest drivers when shared buffers are not allocated. A malicious guest driver could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
It was discovered that QEMU did not properly check the size of the structure pointed to by the guest physical address pqxl. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
It was discovered that QEMU did not properly manage memory when DMA memory writes happen repeatedly in the lsi53c895a device. A malicious guest attacker could use this issue to cause QEMU to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
Gregory James Duck discovered that libx11 incorrectly handled certain Request, Event, or Error IDs. If a user were tricked into connecting to a malicious X Server, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause libx11 to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
CentOS 7.9 / AlmaLinux 8.8 security updates
Please check the CentOS mailing list for details about CentOS 7 updates and the AlmaLinux Errata site for details about AlmaLinux 8 updates that entered this release (everything from June 13th 2023 until June 29th).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following or more recent package versions:
For Qlustar 13
For Qlustar 12.0
Special Update instructions:
In addition to the steps described in the general Qlustar Update Instructions these updates require the following:
- On Qlustar 12, also perform the following manual steps if you haven’t done so yet: Write the
dnsmasq and slurm config with QluMan before rebooting. If your cluster was installed with a
release earlier than 188.8.131.52-b546f1425 you will have to generate new LDAP certificates at
some point since the earlier ones were generated with a 1 year validity. Now they are
generated with an unlimited validity. To check the expiration date execute
# openssl x509 -dates -in /etc/ssl/certs/qlustar-ca-cert.pem | grep notAfter
To regenerate the certificate with unlimited validity execute
# qluman-ldap-cli --update-certs
before rebooting the whole cluster.
Please note that we no longer provide 12.x AlmaLinux 8 modules for Qlustar 12. If you want to use AlmaLinux 8 under Qlustar 12, please switch to the 13.x image modules and create a corresponding chroot for it.