Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL 5.4 x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was found in the way QEMU-KVM handled erroneous data provided
by the Linux virtio-net driver, used by guest operating systems. Due
to a deficiency in the TSO (TCP segment offloading) implementation, a
guest's virtio-net driver would transmit improper data to a certain
QEMU-KVM process on the host, causing the guest to crash. A remote
attacker could use this flaw to send specially crafted data to a
target guest system, causing that guest to crash. (CVE-2010-0741)

The following procedure must be performed before this update will take
effect :

1) Stop all KVM guest virtual machines.

2) Either reboot the hypervisor machine or, as the root user, remove
(using 'modprobe -r [module]') and reload (using 'modprobe [module]')
all of the following modules which are currently running (determined
using 'lsmod'): kvm, ksm, kvm-intel or kvm-amd.

3) Restart the KVM guest virtual machines.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?76076389

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60769 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0741