Scientific Linux Security Update : libvirt on SL6.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

The libvirt library is a C API for managing and interacting with the
virtualization capabilities of Linux and other operating systems. In
addition, libvirt provides tools for remote management of virtualized
systems.

Bus and device IDs were ignored when attempting to attach multiple USB
devices with identical vendor or product IDs to a guest. This could
result in the wrong device being attached to a guest, giving that
guest root access to the device. (CVE-2012-2693)

These updated libvirt packages include numerous bug fixes and
enhancements.

All users of libvirt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which fix these issues and add these enhancements. After installing
the updated packages, libvirtd must be restarted ('service libvirtd
restart') for this update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3312c6bf

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61340 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2693