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openstack with kvm and venom concerns

asked 2015-05-18 12:54:26 -0500

DorianT gravatar image

updated 2015-05-18 13:56:03 -0500

I'm using KVM with Openstack and I know I need to patch the vms which host QEMU but I'm not sure how can I patch all the vms?

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You need to refer to your Linux distribution as to how to patch.

Openstack is agnostic to KVM and QEMU.

lhinds gravatar imagelhinds ( 2015-05-18 13:39:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-18 13:38:42 -0500

Tobias Urdin gravatar image

Hello, The Venom vulnerability only affects servers running QEMU/KVM hypervisors so unless you are running nested virtulization on VMs you do not have to worry.

To update you can use yum upgrade or apt-get upgrade depending on your operating system. Best regards

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Well. ..we are running QEMU hypervisors .. I'm just confused about what needs patching. The provisioned vms running? the hypervisors ?

DorianT gravatar imageDorianT ( 2015-05-18 13:55:42 -0500 )edit

Are you running hypervisors in your VM's (this is called 'nested virtualization')? If you're not, you don't need to patch your VM's.

lhinds gravatar imagelhinds ( 2015-05-18 14:39:35 -0500 )edit

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