Scientific Linux Security Update : libvirt on SL5.x, SL6.x i386/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 libvirtd handled error reporting for
concurrent connections. A remote attacker able to establish read-only
connections to libvirtd on a server could use this flaw to crash
libvirtd. (CVE-2011-1486)

libvirtd must be restarted ('service libvirtd restart') for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?fc1e36d1

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61031 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1486