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

This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was found in the way libvirtd handled connection cleanup (when
a connection was being closed) under certain error conditions. A
remote attacker able to establish a read-only connection to libvirtd
could use this flaw to crash libvirtd or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the root user. (CVE-2013-0170)

After installing the updated packages, libvirtd will be restarted
automatically.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?27ceb0bd

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64282 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-0170