SuSE 11 Security Update : KVM (SAT Patch Number 1166)

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Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The KVM technology available as Technical Preview in SUSE Linux
Enterprise has been updated to version 0.10.5.

While a minor security issue was fixed, this mainly is a huge version
update.

Changelog :

- 'info chardev' monitor command

- automatic port allocation for vnc and similar

- improved cdrom media change handling

- scsi improvements

- e1000 vlan offload

- fix interrupt loss when injecting an nmi

- SPT optimizations

- x86 emulator improvements

- fix amd->intel migration

- enable virtio zero-copy (Mark McLoughlin)

- uuid support

- hpet support

- '-drive serial=...' option

- improved tsc handling (Marcelo Tosatti)

- guest S3 sleep (Gleb Natapov)

- '-no-kvm-pit-reinjection' option to improve timing on
RHEL 3 era guests (Marcelo Tosatti)

- fix xen-on-kvm

- enable ac97 audio by default

- add virtio-console device

- fix rtc time drift on Windows (-rtc-td-hack option)

- vnc improvements

- fix kvmclock on hosts with unstable tsc (Gerd Hoffman)

- fix cygwin on Windows x64

- enable nested paging again And the KVM kernel module was
upgraded to 2.6.30.1 :

- check for CR3 set. (bnc#517671, CVE-2009-2287)

- fix cpuid

- fix guest reboot failures

- fix interrupt loss when injecting an nmi

- SPT optimizations

- x86 emulator improvements

- fix amd->intel migration

- improved tsc handling (Marcelo Tosatti)

- vnc improvements

- fix kvmclock on hosts with unstable tsc (Gerd Hoffman)

- fix cygwin on Windows x64

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=517671
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2009-2287.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 1166.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 41416 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2287

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