Scientific Linux Security Update : kvm on SL5.x x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A divide-by-zero flaw was found in the apic_get_tmcct() function in
KVM's Local Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller (LAPIC)
implementation. A privileged guest user could use this flaw to crash
the host. (CVE-2013-6367)

A memory corruption flaw was discovered in the way KVM handled virtual
APIC accesses that crossed a page boundary. A local, unprivileged user
could use this flaw to crash the system or, potentially, escalate
their privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-6368)

Note: The following procedure must be performed before this update
will take effect :

1) Stop all KVM guest virtual machines.

2) Either reboot the hypervisor machine or, as the root user, remove
(using 'modprobe -r [module]') and reload (using 'modprobe [module]')
all of the following modules which are currently running (determined
using 'lsmod'): kvm, ksm, kvm-intel or kvm-amd.

3) Restart the KVM guest virtual machines.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?843df1be

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72476 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-6367
CVE-2013-6368