This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
A flaw was found in the way KVM handled guest time updates when the
buffer the guest registered by writing to the MSR_KVM_SYSTEM_TIME
machine state register (MSR) crossed a page boundary. A privileged
guest user could use this flaw to crash the host or, potentially,
escalate their privileges, allowing them to execute arbitrary code at
the host kernel level. (CVE-2013-1796)
A potential use-after-free flaw was found in the way KVM handled guest
time updates when the GPA (guest physical address) the guest
registered by writing to the MSR_KVM_SYSTEM_TIME machine state
register (MSR) fell into a movable or removable memory region of the
hosting user-space process (by default, QEMU-KVM) on the host. If that
memory region is deregistered from KVM using
KVM_SET_USER_MEMORY_REGION and the allocated virtual memory reused, a
privileged guest user could potentially use this flaw to escalate
their privileges on the host. (CVE-2013-1797)
A flaw was found in the way KVM emulated IOAPIC (I/O Advanced
Programmable Interrupt Controller). A missing validation check in the
ioapic_read_indirect() function could allow a privileged guest user to
crash the host, or read a substantial portion of host kernel memory.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 65906 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1796CVE-2013-1797CVE-2013-1798
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