This script is Copyright (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
This update fixes the following security issues :
- A flaw was found in the way KVM (Kernel-based Virtual
Machine) initialized a guest's registered pv_eoi
(paravirtualized end-of-interrupt) indication flag when
entering the guest. An unprivileged guest user could
potentially use this flaw to crash the host.
- A missing sanity check was found in the
kvm_set_memory_region() function in KVM, allowing a
user-space process to register memory regions pointing
to the kernel address space. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.
- A double free flaw was found in the Linux kernel's
Virtual Ethernet Tunnel driver (veth). A remote attacker
could possibly use this flaw to crash a target system.
The system must be rebooted for this update to take effect.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 66884 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2013-1935CVE-2013-1943CVE-2013-2017
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