Scientific Linux Security Update : qemu-kvm 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 buffer overflow flaw was found in the way QEMU processed the SCSI
'REPORT LUNS' command when more than 256 LUNs were specified for a
single SCSI target. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to
corrupt QEMU process memory on the host, which could potentially
result in arbitrary code execution on the host with the privileges of
the QEMU process. (CVE-2013-4344)

After installing this update, shut down all running virtual machines.
Once all virtual machines have shut down, start them again for this
update to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?5db0c291

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71299 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4344