Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm on SL6.x 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 the VNC 'password' option was handled.
Clearingaa password disabled VNC authentication, allowing a remote
user able to connect to the virtual machines' VNC ports to open a VNC
session without authentication. (CVE-2011-0011)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?8d3c6f78

Solution :

Update the affected qemu-img, qemu-kvm and / or qemu-kvm-tools
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60989 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0011